… of Richard’s accession was Channel Four’s 1984 “The Trial Of King Richard The Third”, presided over by Lord Elwyn-Jones. A YouTube poster has sliced it into 22 segments so enjoy the show, particularly part ten, in which a young Starkey implodes. Pollard and Lady Wedgwood (Pamela Tudor-Craig) also feature, as do Anne Sutton and… Continue reading A highlight from the quincentenary …
Thrilling Blunder Stories …
… is another album from the Legendary Ten Seconds. Here is a link to some of the music. Here are the lyrics to The Knights of a King, together with some further information about the album.
I just found some videos on You Tube discussing how a mediaeval knight was armed and the differences between Gothic German armour and White Italian armour. They were both very interesting and you can see them here: How a Man Shall Be Armed: 15th Century and here: White Italian Armour VS German Gothic Armour Have… Continue reading Mediaeval Armour
What happens when you conduct original research into mediaeval canon law?
If you are PROFESSOR R.H. Helmholz, you conclude that: “ The argument in canon law was made up of two strands of evidence, both equally important. First that there had been a contract of marriage between Edward and Lady Eleanor Butler (born Talbot) before he married Elizabeth Woodville in May 1464. This would be understood… Continue reading What happens when you conduct original research into mediaeval canon law?