Well, it has to be said that Leicester has benefited immensely from the discovery and burial of Richard III, and his supposed “murder” of the boys in the Tower. Of which he was NOT guilty. Anyway, maybe Perth can benefit too, because it has its own royal mystery. James I of Scotland died a very bloody, grubby… Continue reading Another royal murder mystery….!
Interview with Alex Marchant, Ricardian Children’s Author
There is a new Ricardian children’s author on the block: Alex Marchant. Alex kindly agreed to an interview: Q: You’ve recently published your first novel about King Richard III for children, The Order of the White Boar. What made you write about King Richard? Alex: I first became interested in King Richard in my teens… Continue reading Interview with Alex Marchant, Ricardian Children’s Author
A Tale of Two Medieval Rings
The two gold rings, thought to be about 600 years old An interesting article about two beautiful gold medieval rings caught my eye. The article explains how the rings, thought to be about 600 years old were found in a field in Dorset. The larger one would have been worn over a glove while… Continue reading A Tale of Two Medieval Rings
Anyone for tennis?
There is an issue with Edmund the Martyr, King of East Anglia, who was shot and beheaded by Vikings, today in 869. He isn’t England’s patron saint, although he is far more English than St. George, who is thought to have originated in modern-day Turkey or Syria. However, unlike St. Edward the Confessor, whose brother-in-law… Continue reading Anyone for tennis?
Now the search is on for Harold Godwinson….!
Another exciting search for a very important king in the annals of our land, this time at Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. Harold Godwinson reigned for even less time than Richard III, i.e. nine months and eight days, and his sovereignty too ended in a vital battle that let “the enemy and its foreign army” in. In his case,… Continue reading Now the search is on for Harold Godwinson….!
Towton battlefield – the future
As you can see from this post, the protected area near Tadcaster has now been extended by Historic England. This means that, every time it rains or snows near March 29, the annual re-enactment can be cancelled for health and safety reasons in the knowledge that it can go ahead on future occasions and that… Continue reading Towton battlefield – the future
A view of Richard and Leicester – all the way from Lahore….
It is always interesting to find out how Richard’s discovery and reinterment, and the effect upon Leicester, is viewed from afar. In this case, Lahore. Mind you, I’m not sure Leicester will appreciate being situated “in the North of London”!
“Laboratory examination of possible royal bones moving ahead!”
If only that were the headline coming out of Westminster Abbey with regard to the infamous urn believed to contain the remains of Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York (aka “the Princes in the Tower”). But, it’s not. It’s from Winchester Cathedral, where – since 2015 – they have embarked on a… Continue reading “Laboratory examination of possible royal bones moving ahead!”
More remains found, but pre-Richard….
Human remains are being discovered everywhere, it seems. Richard III appears to have started a fashion. But no, I should not make light of it. This poor priest suffered greatly before death.
Coming up in July …
… literally where it all began nearly five years ago, children can just turn up at the Visitor Centre and learn how archaeology happens.