The 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury….!

  Take note everyone, this is from the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society: “….In the run up to the 550th anniversary we are running a day by day information page on the progress of both the Yorkist and Lancastrian manoeuvres prior to the meeting at Tewkesbury. To find out more and to receive these updates visit our… Continue reading The 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury….!

Spot the deliberate mistakes?

An article in British History Online , as illustrated by this John Zephaniah Bell painting says: “Here [Westminster Abbey/Sanctuary/Cheyneygates] the unhappy queen [Elizabeth Woodville] was induced by the Duke of Buckingham and the Archbishop of York to surrender her little son, Edward V., to his uncle Richard, who carried him to the Tower, where the two… Continue reading Spot the deliberate mistakes?

Sundogs over Stockholm in 1535. . .

When I actually saw sundogs for the first time my own previous knowledge of such things concerned the famous three suns seen at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross in Herefordshire on 2nd February 1461. The quick-thinking Edward, Duke of York (soon to be King Edward IV) claimed the phenomenon as a sign of the Holy Trinity, signifying… Continue reading Sundogs over Stockholm in 1535. . .

Romsey Abbey and the “dark, disturbing” painting….

Well, I’m afraid I find the above picture outlandish. She looks as if her neck has been twisted and then pulled! Why do religious houses think such things are desirable and respectful? To me they are anything but. I know, I know, it’s a matter of taste, and beauty is in the eye of the… Continue reading Romsey Abbey and the “dark, disturbing” painting….