Sad Days at Sandal Castle

Late September saw some dramatic developments at Wakefield’s important Wars of the Roses and English Civil War site, Sandal Castle. It’s been making the news for all the wrong reasons: increasing levels of abuse and misuse from littering to anti-social behaviour, joyriding, and damage to the monument culminating in a load of horrible graffiti in… Continue reading Sad Days at Sandal Castle

Would Richard have recognised this view of Westminster….?

  This illustration is from a report about the Westminster World Heritage Site that dates from 2007. It contains some interesting information and rather good illustrations, especially of what the site looked like in late-Medieval times. Worth dipping into. The view above is how it is believed the abbey and palace looked circa 1532, or thereabouts,… Continue reading Would Richard have recognised this view of Westminster….?