Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkpus.com GEORGE DUKE OF CLARENCE, ISOBEL NEVILLE AND THE CLARENCE VAULT This is thought to be a portrait of Isobel from the Luton Guild Book. See The Dragonhound’s interesting post here After the death of Isobel Duchess of Clarence on the 22 December 1476 aged 25, her coffin lay in… Continue reading GEORGE DUKE OF CLARENCE, ISOBEL NEVILLE AND THE CLARENCE VAULT
UPDATED VERSION AT sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://sparkypus.com/2020/06/08/elizabeth-wydeville-serial-killer/ Elizabeth Wydeville The Royal Window Canterbury Cathedral. Yes, this is a serious question. After reading several of the late John Ashdown-Hill’s books, particularly his last one, Elizabeth Widville Lady Grey, I think it’s time to give it some serious thought. Although prima facie it may appear absurd, after… Continue reading Elizabeth Wydeville…Serial Killer?
In case you don’t know, there is a new book out by Thomas Penn – he of the excellent The Winter King, about Henry VII. His new book, The Brothers York, is about about the three sons of Richard, 3rd Duke of York: Edward IV, George of Clarence and Richard of Gloucester/Richard III, has been… Continue reading Another sad dose of misinterpretation for poor old Richard III….
UPDATED POST ON sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://sparkypus.com/2020/05/14/the-death-of-henry-vii/ Henry VII on his deathbed : Wriothesley’s Heraldic Collection Vol 1 Book of Funerals. c Unknown artist’s impression of Tudor being crowned in the aftermath of Bosworth.. It must have seemed surreal to him as he wandered through the dead kings apartments at Westminster that had now,… Continue reading THE DEATH OF HENRY VII
Last night on the Yesterday channel, I again watched the TV documentary Henry VII: Winter King, present by Thomas Penn. It’s still good, although, dealing as it does with Henry’s character, it necessarily skirted around some of the other folk. For instance, I was again left with the impression that Penn believes Elizabeth of York… Continue reading Henry Tudor and Richard’s eldest niece….
Maybe Murrey & Blue is not the place to post something that praises Henry VII, but nevertheless it makes interesting reading, if only because a second view shoots a lot of it down in flames. Forty years ago M.J. Tucker wrote an article in History Today. http://www.historytoday.com/sites/default/files/henryvii_court.pdf Tucker praises Henry and cites many great minds of… Continue reading Would Tucker ‘write the wrong’ about Richard too….?
… David Starkey thinks that he has solved the mystery of the “Princes”. The minor details are: 1) Tyrrell’s trial was for helping the de la Pole brothers, not to do with any “murder” of anyone at all. 2) The (fully documented by Thomas Penn) trial took place at the Guildhall, not the Tower. Henry… Continue reading Apart from a few minor details …
You have probably heard of the “Lincoln Roll”. It resides at the John Rylands Institute of the University of Manchester. It shows the strength of the de la Pole claim to the throne (John of Lincoln being of that family) and the weakness of the “Tudor” claim, having been featured in Dr. Thomas Penn’s BBC2… Continue reading The “Lincoln Roll” and the desperate sandbagging of the Cairo residents