Following his coronation, Richard III – like all medieval monarchs – went on his “royal progress” through the realm. Along with an entourage in excess of 200 household men, ecclesiastics, supporters, and administrative officials, he visited towns and cities as far west as the River Severn, as far north as the River Ouse, and as… Continue reading The Royal Progress of Richard III
Tomorrow is the 534th anniversary of the council meeting in the Tower that culminated in the arrest of Hastings. There have always been inconsistencies in accounts of that day, but the one I am concerned with is whether or not that treacherous snake, Thomas Stanley, was present. You see, according to whose version one reads, at… Continue reading Was Lord Stanley present when Hastings was arrested….?
UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST @ sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://wordpress.com/post/sparkypus.com/449 Queen Anne Neville from the Salisbury Roll. Anne’s mantle equates her ancestorial arms with those of England and France. After Anne Neville’s death on the 16th March 1485 , she was given a magnificent funeral in Westminster Abbey ‘with honours no less than… Continue reading QUEEN ANNE NEVILL – HER BURIAL IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Part 7 – Long live king Richard, England’s worthy king! “ Cousin of Buckingham and sage grave men, Since you will buckle fortune on my back To bear her burden whe’er, I will or not I must have patience to endure the load” (William Shakespeare) “ Touched you the bastardy of Edward’s children?” Bastard… Continue reading The Tragedy of King Richard 111 (not by William Shakespeare)