Plans for displaying Leicester’s Roman past….

Now Leicester is to show off its Roman past. And why not? If you’ve got it, flaunt it! “….The cost of converting Leicester’s Jewry Wall museum into a new tourist attraction telling the story of Roman Leicester has risen to more than £11 million…. “….The museum closed in 2017 to allow the city council to… Continue reading Plans for displaying Leicester’s Roman past….

Richard has an icecream named after him….!

I am hopelessly addicted to icecream. It’s one of my Great Weaknesses, and now I learn that Richard III has one named after him. (Ha! I’ll bet you thought I was going to say it was his Great Weakness too!) Go to the Leicester Mercury and you will find that “…. Independent Leicester city centre… Continue reading Richard has an icecream named after him….!

Plantagenet actors….?

Yesterday there was a comment on a Facebook group by a lady named Elizabeth Borson, that Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones”, is a descendant of William Catesby, Richard III’s advisor. Kit is apparently also descended from Charles II, but it is Richard’s era that is of interest to… Continue reading Plantagenet actors….?