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A fan of historical novels and Philippa Gregory in particular, my excitement about The White Queen television programme somehow got forgotten about. With the re-interment of Richard III being showcased with typical British splendour, I was drawn to re-read Philippa Gregory’s  1,788 more words


Day Trip to York

2 May 2015

I think York has to be one of the most interesting cities I’ve visited so far! I really liked how there were so many museums to visit, and how the city was so compact, everything could be easily covered via foot. 767 more words


SE39 Week 10 - Uncrowned Kings Part I

Two Kings named Edward were never actually crowned. Hmm? What’s the deal? Today we’ll do the first one.

Edward V

The backstory here is so lengthy and convoluted that I was sorely tempted to take you on a rambling, pages long guided tour of the Wars of the Roses, but I have resisted those urges. 609 more words

The Tragedy of King Richard 111 (not by William Shakespeare)


Part 2: The hearts of men are full of fear

“ My Lord, whoever journeys to the Prince,

For God’s sake let us two not stay at home; 3,886 more words

On This Day - 28 April 1489

28 April 1489 – Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, is killed in South Kilvington near Thirsk in North Yorkshire. Born into a Lancastrian family and a childhood companion of Henry Tudor at Raglan Castle, Percy is chiefly noted for his failure to commit his troops into battle at Bosworth Field in 1485, despite his position as one of King Richard III’s chief commanders. 155 more words

On This Day


York was once the dominant city of the north of England. Founded by the Romans as Eboracum and becoming, about a thousand years ago, seat of the Danish kings. 1,019 more words


Collateral attractions: Paston Letters now digitized and online

For those of us interested in the history of fifteenth-century England, the Paston Letters are now digitized and available at the British Library website. They’ve been available in modern editions for several hundred years but now anyone can look at a realistic version of the original. 18 more words

Richard Armitage