Echoes of Minster Lovell?

In 1708, a skeleton is supposed to have been found in a secret chamber of the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall. The legend is that this pertains to Francis, Viscount Lovell, who was known to have fought at Stoke Field in 1487, suggesting that he may have fled back to his home to hide and… Continue reading Echoes of Minster Lovell?

A long reign ends but how did it begin?

Earlier this month, King Bhumipol (Rama IX) of Thailand died after a seventy year reign, a tenure only approached once in England, another three times since the Union of Crowns and one notable case in France. This article explains the circumstances in which he originally succeeded.

JFK Parallels

A Ricardian author, C J Lock, has long been interested in John F Kennedy and has kindly given permission to reproduce her post about the parallels between JFK and Richard III. “On the anniversary of the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy , it struck me that there are many similarities between two of my personal… Continue reading JFK Parallels

Something strange at Hadleigh Castle in Essex, once held by Richard’s father….

Hadleigh Castle in Essex was a favourite with both Edward II and Edward III. It eventually came down through some names of great interest to Ricardians . . .Richard, Duke of York (Richard’s father), Edmund Tudor (Henry VII’s father) and Edward IV (Richard’s elder brother), who gave it to his queen, Elizabeth Woodville. The castle… Continue reading Something strange at Hadleigh Castle in Essex, once held by Richard’s father….