A little more about Lord Henry Hastings, son of Katherine Pole and later Earl of Huntingdon. 1595 was the year he died, after serving as Lord President of the Council of the North …
Here is a strange identification. While seeking more information about the duel that had supposedly taken place at Richard and Anne’s wedding, I happened upon a source that made it clear the Richard and Anne in question were the little Duke of York, son of Edward IV, and Anne Mowbray, and the wedding date was… Continue reading Richard, George, Edward and HENRY at the same wedding….?
The facts of the proposed marriages of Richard III to Joana of Portugal and of Manoel of Beja to Elizabeth of York had, of course, been known in Portugal for a long time, before being published by Domingos Mauricio Gomes dos Santos in 1963. Arthur Kincaid picked up on this and mentioned the marriages in… Continue reading A 19th century British reference to the Portuguese marriage
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Sherlock and Watson are on a case. They have time travelled back to the C15th to try and uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ but the trail has gone cold with multiple possibilities and suspects, if they were indeed murdered at all. Sherlock…
Nearly five hundred years after Thomas Wolsey sought to establish an independent University in Ipswich, this will finally happen from 1 August this year: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-36307221 Wolsey’s Gate is all that remains of Cardinal College: https://ipswichhistory.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/wolseys-gate/
I have been watching the BBC’s ‘The Hollow Crown’ with interest, as I have never actually seen the whole of Shakespeare’s Richard III and none of Henry VI (Parts I and II). At first I was appalled at Benedict Cumberbatch’s grotesquely exaggerated portrayal of Richard, but consoled myself by thinking that at least, because people… Continue reading Myths Being Revived
Just when I thought adaptations of the Bard’s Richard could not get any worse, I find this. OK, not Frank Spencer, just his tank top. http://tinyurl.com/horbrj6
(and symposium books in general) I purchased this book, edited by Rosenthal and Richmond, for thirty pence but the cross-Atlantic postage was at least nine times as much. One of the eleven chapters, the first by Arthurson on the First Cornish Rebellion, was exceptional and many of the others were interesting. This collaborative book, which… Continue reading “People, politics and Community in the Later Middle Ages”
I love Lincoln Cathedral and Turner, and here they are together. Absolutely beautiful, and a view that cannot have changed much since the 15th century. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=743734&partId=1 Of course, Richard did visit Lincoln, and would have seen very much the same scene the Turner recreates so wonderfully. The following small extracts are from ‘The World of… Continue reading Richard, Lincoln Cathedral, and a beautiful Turner drawing….
Last night on the Yesterday channel, I again watched the TV documentary Henry VII: Winter King, present by Thomas Penn. It’s still good, although, dealing as it does with Henry’s character, it necessarily skirted around some of the other folk. For instance, I was again left with the impression that Penn believes Elizabeth of York… Continue reading Henry Tudor and Richard’s eldest niece….