Not every medieval nun wished to remain a nun….!

  We read of all the women who became nuns in the medieval period, and it is often imagined that they were willing—eager even—to live such a life forever more. Noble families, even the royal family, designated daughter to be nuns. Bridget, younger dughter of Edward IV, was destined for such a life from childhood,… Continue reading Not every medieval nun wished to remain a nun….!

A very detailed, interesting and informative thesis with a lot about Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III…

There are few more fertile sources for intricate information about the medieval past (and other areas too, of course) than theses that have been published online. A prime website for these is White Rose eTheses on line, of which I have written before. I am mentioning the site again now because of finding a particularly absorbing 2016 thesis by Anna Maria… Continue reading A very detailed, interesting and informative thesis with a lot about Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III…

Pharaoh Henry Tud’mosis VII…..?

Well, I confess that on a passing glimpse, I thought this was an Egyptian Pharaoh, but no! It’s Henry VII as you’ve never seen him before. Well, I hadn’t, anyway. The picture is identified as his funeral effigy before it was restored after damage in World War II. I’m startled that anyone, even the Luftwaffe,… Continue reading Pharaoh Henry Tud’mosis VII…..?