Julius Caesar Comes to Kent

Recent archaeological excavations in Kent by the University of Leicester have pinpointed  the probable landing point for Caesar’s invasion of Britain. No full study on this important historical event has taken place  in the last 100 years and it was widely thought amongst academics that both of Caesar’s incursions into Britain had been regarded as… Continue reading Julius Caesar Comes to Kent

What was the London Stone’s original purpose? And who erected it…?

These days, the London Stone (also called the Brutus Stone) is set into the wall of the Bank of China on the south side of Cannon Street, EC4. Well, part of it is. Just the tip. The entire Stone stood originally in Candlewick Street (Cannon Street) on the south side near the gutter, facing the door of… Continue reading What was the London Stone’s original purpose? And who erected it…?

Three new books about Herefordshire villages….

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre (HARC) & Logaston Press invite you to celebrate the launch of three Parish histories at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th November at HARC, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6LA With short talks by the authors Refreshments available Eardisley’s Early History and the story of The Baskervilles Edited by Malcolm Mason… Continue reading Three new books about Herefordshire villages….

The Princesses in the Tower? Mistaken Sex in Ancient Remains

The mystery of the Princes in the Tower has been the topic of hot debate for centuries, and that debate shows no signs of vanishing anytime soon. Neither does the misinformation that appears on the Internet with depressing frequency:  ‘Tanner and Wright proved it was the princes’, ‘The discovery of two skeletons indicated they were… Continue reading The Princesses in the Tower? Mistaken Sex in Ancient Remains

THE SEVEN PRINCES IN THE TOWER

The title sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? Well, I’m once again going to address the matter of those pesky princes in the Tower as I found myself recently debating with several folks who still want to hang on to a certain rather improbable fairy story about them—the one created by our ‘favourite’ saint,… Continue reading THE SEVEN PRINCES IN THE TOWER