Richard duke of Gloucester – The King’s Lieutenant in the North “And he governed those countries very wisely and justly in time of peace and war and preserved concord and amity between the Scots and English so much as he could. But the breaches between them could not so strongly be made up to… Continue reading THE ANGLO SCOTTISH WAR 1480-82
Month: Nov 2016
Auction of coins from Edward III to Richard III….
No illustrations of Richard’s coins, unfortunately. The above is a Henry IV groat, estimated price of £3-4,000). But Richard’s coin(s) are in this auction today. Get your plastic cards out, ladies and gentlemen… Spink Auctions: From Edward III to Richard III, Lord Stewartby’s 4th Sale
Further news from Reading Abbey
As you can see from this article, the GPR results are now in and digging starts this autumn. Can Henry I, his wife Adeliza, his great-grandson William de Poitiers and his descendant Constance of York (Richard’s great-aunt) now be conclusively located? We may soon know. This post could tell you a lot more about Constance… Continue reading Further news from Reading Abbey
Sad news Down Under
In memory of Leo van der Pas, the Dutch-born cyber-genealogist who died in Canberra earlier this year: http://www.genealogics.org/index.php
NORTHAMPTON GREYFRIARS IN THE NEWS
Once upon a time, in Northampton, there was a horrid, huge, concrete bus station known locally as the ‘Mouth of Hell.’ It was, to the relief of many, destroyed earlier this year. Now there are proposals for a new series of shops, cinemas and even a trampolining centre on the site. While that is an… Continue reading NORTHAMPTON GREYFRIARS IN THE NEWS
‘Blood Sisters’: A Review of Seven Royal lives
Originally posted on Giaconda's Blog:
Sarah Gristwood’s book, ‘Blood Sisters’ looks at the lives and reputations of seven key women who lived through the tumultuous and deadly years of the ‘Cousins War’ in C15th England and who changed the course of our national story by their actions. I particularly wanted to read this book…
Another celebrity with royal descent …
… is the actor Danny Dyer. In the new series of “Who do you think you are?” , he will be shown to have Edward III and William I as ancestors. In a previous series, Sir Matthew Pinsent was shown to be descended from Edward I via the Howards of Norfolk and an eighteenth century… Continue reading Another celebrity with royal descent …
Olde London Towne!
I have just come across the article below which lists some of the old and ancient names of different areas of London. They don’t all reference the era we are most interested in, but the explanations are still of interest. Click on link to see whole aticle. Mapped: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods
More sport and history – C17 this time
November is upon us and speedway fans in the northern hemisphere are now in hibernation, but at least two or three of the top clubs owe their roots to the events of the seventeenth century. Following our article on rugby clubs and the “Wars of the Roses” , here they are: 2017 PREMIERSHIP: Somerset Rebels… Continue reading More sport and history – C17 this time
Can’t imagine Margaret Beaufort cosying up to Thomas Stanley, can you?
This link takes you to an article about Medieval Palaces in London, and if you go down the page, you’ll come to a picture of the College of Arms, which moved there (from Coldharbour) in the last quarter of the 15th century. Yes, we all know about THAT! However, it is interesting that the… Continue reading Can’t imagine Margaret Beaufort cosying up to Thomas Stanley, can you?