Before I go further, let me point out that this is not the chalice I refer to, merely how I think it could have looked. The real thing might have been encrusted with pearls and rubies. On December 13th, 2000, a gentleman named Adrian Fray posted an interesting item about a gold chalice that had… Continue reading A mysterious lost chalice….
Month: Sep 2014
To answer a visitors’ question:
We have had a few views recently, asking “why was arthur pole executed?”. Well, we don’t think he was. There were several Arthur Poles: 1) The first (Sir Arthur, 1502-35) was probably the youngest son of the Countess of Salisbury but there are no suggestions that he died from other than natural causes. 2) The… Continue reading To answer a visitors’ question:
Putting Edward IV’s life in context
Given the amount of evidence that has accrued over the past decade both about Edward IV’s bigamy and the cover-ups, both in his reign and those of the “Tudors”, he can now be classified as having no legitimate and fourteen or fifteen illegitimate children. Charles II’s record is almost identical, although he was more open… Continue reading Putting Edward IV’s life in context
Just in case you still aren’t sure ……..
……. the exact details of Richard’s scoliosis have now been published in a Lancet paper: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2814%2960762-5/fulltext So to any US broadcasters with models that look more like Crick and Watson’s double helix, or anyone who believes them, here are the incontrovertible facts: “The scoliosis of Richard III, last Plantagenet King of England: diagnosis and clinical… Continue reading Just in case you still aren’t sure ……..
A possible explanation
Going by the searches here, many of you will have read the suggestion, in Baldwin’s “The Lost Prince”*, that “Anne Hopper” was a daughter of Richard III by an unknown mother from the Borders region, conceived during his marriage and provided for with a ring among other things. The problem with this argument is that… Continue reading A possible explanation
Andrew Dymmock and the Wydeville assumption of power
We are told by Collins, quoting Mancini, that Anthony Wydeville (the early print enthusiast who became Lord Scales and Earl Rivers) was appointed in 1473 as “governor and ruler” of the Ludlow household of his sister’s eldest son. He was also given “vice-regal powers” in Wales and the Marches, corresponding directly to those of the… Continue reading Andrew Dymmock and the Wydeville assumption of power
Robert Cecil–Was he Shakespeare’s Real Richard III?
Robert Cecil—Was He Shakespeare’s Real Richard? It is quite astounding that many traditionalists still trot out the old ‘Shakespeare was right’ trope when referring to Richard III, even though more statements in his famous depiction have been proved to be wrong than ‘right’ in regards to this maligned king. Shakespeare was, of course, a dramatist,… Continue reading Robert Cecil–Was he Shakespeare’s Real Richard III?
Who Was Saint Morrell?
This week saw two major news stories regarding archaeology and Leicester, one of which was about Richard III & one which might. The first story dealt with the report of the forensic examination of Richard’s remains & the battle scars on them. The investigation found Richard was on the receiving end of 11 wounds at… Continue reading Who Was Saint Morrell?
News Flash! Richard III Ate and Drank Like a King
What an incredible time we live in. We have witnessed the discovery of a skeleton buried under a car park in Leicester, United Kingdom — a skeleton which showed a gracile, young-ish male, with perimortem wounds consistent with battle injuries, hastily laid to rest in the choir of Greyfriars monastery. Examination of the skeleton’s mitochrondrial… Continue reading News Flash! Richard III Ate and Drank Like a King
Henry “Tudor” is With Us Still
by Merlyn MacLeod “Commons refers to the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. The resources held in common can include everything from natural resources and common land to software. The… Continue reading Henry “Tudor” is With Us Still