It WASN’T the Battle of Edgecote Moor, it was the Battle of Edgcote….

  On Monday, 24th July 1469, was fought the Battle of Edgecote Moor, and 549 years later, on 26th July 2018, I was being informative about it here . Except I had my facts wrong. It wasn’t Edgecote Moor, it was just plain Edgcote or sometimes Edgecote, but just that one word! Apparently I was… Continue reading It WASN’T the Battle of Edgecote Moor, it was the Battle of Edgcote….

New Wars of the Roses postage stamps showing Graham Turner’s magnificent paintings….!

Wow! These new postage stamps are brilliant. So colourful and truly interesting. Well done whoever chose to do this, and well done even more Graham Turner for his amazing paintings. Among the other battle scenes depicted are Wakefield, Towton, First Battle of St Albans, Tewkesbury and Northampton.

The 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury….!

  Take note everyone, this is from the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society: “….In the run up to the 550th anniversary we are running a day by day information page on the progress of both the Yorkist and Lancastrian manoeuvres prior to the meeting at Tewkesbury. To find out more and to receive these updates visit our… Continue reading The 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury….!

Did Richard III wear the Black Prince’s Ruby at Bosworth….?

“….It is said that Henry V wore it [the Black Prince’s Ruby] in his jewel-encrusted helmet at the battle of Agincourt, and Richard III did also at the battle of Bosworth….” I found the above sentence in a post on the British Medieval History Facebook group. How very intriguing. It’s something I had never heard… Continue reading Did Richard III wear the Black Prince’s Ruby at Bosworth….?

My versions of mediaeval Kings

Why is it that one particular image will capture the perceived essence of a medieval king in one’s mind? When one hears music for the first time, it will be that first rendition/interpretation that stays, and by which one will judge all others. At least, that is how it is with me. No matter how… Continue reading My versions of mediaeval Kings