“….and grant of the said manor and lands to Sir Walter for two years from this date, rendering one primrose a year at the Purification…” You’ll find the above extract at this site. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/ric2/vol3/pp296-298 It records an agreement between Sir Walter de Cokesseye and the more famous Sir Hugh Calveley, who was a famous… Continue reading A primrose at Candlemas….
For Candlemas …
… or the probable anniversary of the battle of Mortimer’s Cross: Sunnes and Roses, a new album by The Legendary Ten Seconds Released on R ichard The Third Records on 31st December 2016. Songs featuring Warwick the Kingmaker. Richard III, Henry VII, Lord Hastings, Edward Earl of March, Lord Fitzwalter, Sir Andrew Trollope,… Continue reading For Candlemas …
A very special occasion:
Ghosts of the Roses….
There is an article by Kelly Fitzgerald at http://sunnesandroses.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-sunne-in-splendour-part-2.html, concerning the three suns that were seen in the sky before the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross in 1460. It was a natural phenomenon—a parhelion—but was clearly not recognised as such by those who saw it. They believed it was an omen. So, what about supernatural phenomena… Continue reading Ghosts of the Roses….