Is this the sword of John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln….?

  Thanks to a question and response on the Richard III’s Loyal Supporters Unaffiliated Facebook group, and another reference on Twitter, I’ve learned that the sword of John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, was presented to the city of Lincoln by Henry VII after the Battle of Stoke in 1487. At least, tradition names… Continue reading Is this the sword of John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln….?

The Queen’s Beasts….

There was a item posted at Facebook today showing one of these fascinating heraldic creatures. A quick look online has revealed a site where you can see them all, and zoom in on them. http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/sculptures-statues-figures/a-set-of-ten-minton-models-of-5569395-details.aspx The set comprises ten models, and was made circa 1955. It was modelled by James Woodford and issued in a… Continue reading The Queen’s Beasts….