Edward III reigned for 406 years….!

  While searching for information about the above house in Dartford, Kent, I ended up at this link. Oh dear, I know Edward III reigned a long time, but not THIS long! “….In the reign of Edward II (1307–1327) the manor was owned by Thomas de Luda. Towards the end of the reign of Edward… Continue reading Edward III reigned for 406 years….!

It was Julius Caesar who did it, so why blame the Wars of the Roses….?

During the Wars of the Roses, was there ever a deliberate policy of depopulation? By that, I cannot think of an example. Destruction, yes. Killing off the other side’s armed forces, yes. But the annihilation of towns and villages? Or of castles and strongholds, which were surely regarded as great prizes. So how could there… Continue reading It was Julius Caesar who did it, so why blame the Wars of the Roses….?

How did the Black Prince’s funeral procession cross the River Darent….?

Does anyone out there know the answer to a puzzle that has cropped up in my research? Watling Street, the Roman road, was the main route between London and Canterbury, Dover, etc. This made it very important. Watling Street passed through Dartford, crossing over the tidal River Darent. But wait, there wasn’t a bridge there until… Continue reading How did the Black Prince’s funeral procession cross the River Darent….?