Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com The atmospheric ruins of Kirby Muxloe Castle, showing the moat, the gatehouse and the only tower to near completion .. Kirby Muxloe Castle, lies in Leicestershire countryside, in ruins, the unfinished project of William, Lord Hastings. Hastings was the epitome of a successful and powerful 15th century lord.… Continue reading THE RISE AND FALL OF WILLIAM LORD HASTINGS AND HIS CASTLE OF KIRBY MUXLOE
Tag: Paston Letters
Twelve buildings in use today that were around in King Richard’s days..
HORTON COURT, GLOUCESTERSHIRE A link to an interesting article: Unfortunately I have been unable to discover any link to King Richard or his contemporaries having visited any of the properties other than the tenuous connection of Horton Court passing to a descendant of John Paston of the “Paston Letters” family. Thanks to Tom Martinscroft… Continue reading Twelve buildings in use today that were around in King Richard’s days..
JOHN HOWARD, DUKE OF NORFOLK – HIS WEDDING GIFTS…
UPDATED POST AT sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://sparkypus.com/2020/06/21/john-howard-duke-of-norfolk-his-wedding-gifts/ JOHN HOWARD, PAINTING OF A STAINED GLASS IMAGE FORMERLY AT TENDRING HALL OR SOUTH CHAPEL, STOKE-BY-NAYLAND CHURCH, NOW LOST. John Howard, what a colossus of a man – Admiral of England, member of the King’s Council, Earl Marshal, Knight of the Garter, Treasurer of the Royal Household,… Continue reading JOHN HOWARD, DUKE OF NORFOLK – HIS WEDDING GIFTS…
Richard III, Henry VII and the City of York….
This is not my work, but has been lifted entirely from British History Online. My contribution is the illustrations. It is a sensible assessment of the relationship of both Richard and Henry Tudor with the great city of York. :- York, Richard of Gloucester, and Henry VII There was much that was new in… Continue reading Richard III, Henry VII and the City of York….
Richard of Gloucester as Lord of the North and the siege of Berwick 1482
Originally posted on Giaconda's Blog:
Having recently visited some of Richard’s holdings in the north of England such as Penrith Castle which he was given after the death of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick in 1471, I wanted to write a short piece about his role as Lord Warden of the West Marches and Sheriff…
Treason and plots – a tale of 1468
Lady Eleanor Butler (born Talbot) probably knew that she was dying. In the early months of 1468, she transferred the lands that were hers to transfer to her sister, Elizabeth, Duchess of Norfolk. Where these lands came from is something of a mystery. John Ashdown-Hill has demonstrated that they were not dower lands, could not… Continue reading Treason and plots – a tale of 1468