A short while ago I had cause to question a source that spoke of Edward of Middleham coming south to London with his mother, Anne Neville. My source at that time was http://www.basiccarpentrytechniques.com/Medieval%20Towns/The%20Story%20of%20London/46618-h.htm#CHAPTER_II In the above work is the following paragraph:-… “Edward IV. died on April 9, 1483, and his young son, Edward V., was… Continue reading Did Edward of Middleham come to London….?
I used to live only a couple of miles away from Elmore Court, one of the seats of the Guise family. It was sometimes open to the public (every fourth Sunday after Easter, I seem to recall) and I had the good fortune to see around what was already a symbol of a fast-disappearing world. That was in… Continue reading For a rent of one clove of gillyflower….
The recent suggestion by a well-known academic that Richard committed incest when he married Anne drew to my mind at least three examples at the highest levels of society where people had done something similar without any criticism. I was confident that there were many other examples at gentry level. However, as I no longer… Continue reading Richard and “Incest”- a further rebuttal
Spotlight. Queen Margaret of Anjou. Your time starts…now! http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Those-Women-say-ImWithHerHighness-9148135.php
John Ashdown-Hill’s Eleanor, the Secret Queen was first published in 2009, detailing Lady Eleanor Talbot’s family and early life, the circumstances in which she married Edward IV, her similarities to his mistress Elizabeth Woodville (they were dark haired, older and widows of Lancastrian-inclined men), canon law and how it affected Edward’s relationships and children together… Continue reading Eleanor again
Here is an interesting theory, which I found courtesy of Susan Loughlin. It does make one wonder if Our Will had some funny stuff in his clay pipe! http://tinyurl.com/npvgoyp
It is a truth that one learns something new every day. For me today it is an explanation of the phrase ‘Year of Grace’. I had not really given it any thought at all, imagining it simply meant the year granted by God’s Grace. Well, in point of fact, it does mean that, but not… Continue reading Now I understand the Year of Grace….
Already a week ago! I can hardly believe it. But I spent some very enjoyable days in Torquay with Ian and Elaine Churchward of the Legendary Ten Seconds. Here I am in Ian’s recording studio, preparing for some new narratives, and then with Ian and Elaine at beautiful Berry Pomeroy Castle.
A mediaeval inn seems to have been discovered in Brentwood, by the Colchester Archaelogical Trust, whilst preparing to develop a new coffee shop. Then again, it could be older still: http://www.brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk/news/14676782.Medieval_Inn_discovered_beneath_Brentwood_High_Street_during_Costa_Coffee_archeaological_dig/
Introduction “ The scaffold was hung round with black, and the floor covered with black, and the axe and block (were) laid in the middle of the scaffold. There were divers companies of Foot and Horse on every side of the scaffold, and the multitude of people that came to be spectators were very great.”… Continue reading TREASON 3 – The Long Parliament 1649