We all love early castles. Well, we can love those from later ages, but they don’t have quite the same cachet as those wonderful old fortresses that always make us gasp when we see them. But how did they evolve? And why did they become obsolete except as tourist attractions and scenic splendours? This article… Continue reading The history of castles….
HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS-THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF ST THOMAS BECKET
Well, folks, even in 1170 it seems they were hell-bent on giving out improbable excuses! (This amusing cartoon parodying the recent events in Salisbury made me smile.)
Which place would YOU choose to define England….?
This enterprise by Historic England was drawn to my attention by an item on the BBC News channel. It certainly set me thinking. Just what place or thing would I nominate to represent the heritage of our land? So, I ask the same of you. Where or what will YOU choose?
Does Henry the First have Richard’s pulling power….?
Does Henry the First have the pulling power of Richard the Third? I don’t believe he does. So while this enterprise is marvellous, and Henry may indeed be found, the end result will not have the huge impact of Richard’s discovery.