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Off with their Heads! - Day Fifteen

Tower of London today. From its very earliest Roman times to the present day, this is a military installation, with an alternative life as the royal court. 651 more words


A Moment in London's History - De Montfort's Parliament is convened in London...

It was in 1265, 750 years ago this month, that a parliament convened by English rebel leader Simon de Montfort, took place in Westminster Hall (exterior pictured below). 283 more words


The Palace of Buckden, fortified manor house and jail of a queen

Along the Great North Road, traveling from London through Cambridgeshire is the small, peaceful village of Buckden. Old coaching inns now have been turned into gastro-pubs, while the picturesque houses are smartly refurbished and often owned by those who make the long commute into London by train – the lost time more than worth living in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. 557 more words

Medieval England

The Sack of Redesdale

The First War of Scottish Independence (1296-1328) set the precedent for the violence that made the English-Scottish borderlands infamous. The war started when Edward I decided it was time to merge the two kingdoms into one under English rule. 254 more words