The Land Fairy?
We published “A mystery from 1468” nearly two months ago, pointing out that Lady Eleanor Talbot owned some land after 1461 and trying to explain how.
It wasn’t from her first marriage or as a dowry.
It wasn’t inherited.
She couldn’t have afforded to buy it.
It seems to have come from Edward IV but there would have to be a reason. What better reason than that they contracted a secret marriage.
We did expect the residents of Cairo to have invented an alternative explanation by now – the Land Fairy left the deeds under her pillow one night, perhaps, or she won the Lottery – but they have not. Perhaps they are too busy creating new Facebook groups, ostensibly about other historic figures just to repeat the proven lies about Richard III?
Then again, they have failed to explain this away in years, never mind two months.