A further selection of Scropes….

The name “Scrope” was usually pronounced, and sometimes spelled, as “Scroop”.am To follow yesterday’s post: – William, Earl of Wiltshire c1351-1399 William was the second son of Richard Scrope, first Baron Scrope of Bolton. In his younger days he was sometimes associated with John of Gaunt, who made him Seneschal of Aquitaine in 1383. Subsequently, he… Continue reading A further selection of Scropes….

MEDIEVAL MUSIC IN THE DALES

    https://www.facebook.com/medievalmusicinthedales/ For lovers of medieval music, ‘Medieval Music in the Dales’ is to be held at Bolton Castle in Wensleydale on September 2-4, 2016. If it’s too short notice for interested parties to attend this year, the organisers are holding it again next year, also in September. There will be concerts, workshop, displays,… Continue reading MEDIEVAL MUSIC IN THE DALES

Lost in Southampton: Richard of Conisbrough

Richard of Conisbrough was Richard III’s grandfather on the paternal side. He is a shadowy figure, the last son of Edmund of Langley and his wife Isabella of Castile. Even his date of birth is uncertain, varying in different accounts by up to ten years. His father left him no inheritance, and there were rumours… Continue reading Lost in Southampton: Richard of Conisbrough

Shakespeare’s Henry V – King Hal versus the real Henry Plantagenet

Originally posted on Giaconda's Blog:
Following on from my recent post about the reception of the Agincourt campaign by later generations and the associated ‘myth-making’ which has informed our view of those events, I wanted to look at the character of the central figure in Shakespeare’s play and compare and contrast it with the ‘real’ Henry…