Well, even grisly notions can make me laugh….! It could have been her, of course, or him.
SHW once more
SHW on Stoke Field
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SHW strikes again
Today in 1367, Henry IV was born:
I Would Rather See the Hunting of a Duck…
Certain ‘books’ (ahem) often go on about Richard III’s supposed unpopularity and describe his brother Edward IV in glowing terms, putting him forth as a universally loved and admired monarch. (Even worse are those writers who make the brave, ruthless, warrior-King Edward into some kind of hapless old duffer, totally cowed and pushed about by… Continue reading I Would Rather See the Hunting of a Duck…
By SHW again….
How Edward IV ascended the throne of England….
The Wars of the Roses did not commence, à la Bard, with white and red roses snatched and brandished in a garden by opposing lords, but they were foreshadowed at the turn of the fifteenth century when Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, usurped and murdered Richard II. Bolingbroke was the son and heir… Continue reading How Edward IV ascended the throne of England….
An anniversary with SHW
Today in 1484, Elizabeth Wydeville emerged from sanctuary in Westminster Abbey …
Did the producers recognise him?
Here is a picture you may well have seen. It shows, from Carry On Henry, Kenneth Williams as Thomas Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal to Henry VIII and briefly Earl of Essex. In fact, Cromwell’s sister married one Thomas (or Morgan) Williams, although their descendants took the Cromwell surname.