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Unreliable evidence

Paul Doherty
Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II
Robinson 2004 (2003)

On the one and only time I visited Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, way back in the sixties, the chamber where Edward II was reputedly murdered was billed as a highlight of the tour. 1,342 more words

Review

My black sheep grandpa: or how NOT to win friends and influence people

“A family without a black sheep is not a typical family.”
– Heinrich Böll

Let me introduce you to ONE of the black sheep in my (apparently) typical family: my 20th great grandfather, … 1,556 more words

British History

Robert Bruce: Verräter oder Held?

Die Familie Bruce kam ursprünglich aus der Normandie. Wie so viele schottische Adlige waren Sie im 12. Jahrhundert als Freunde des Königs an den schottischen Hof gekommen, als die englischen und schottischen Königshäuser praktisch eine Familie waren. 1,010 more words

Schottland

William Wallace und die Rebellion der kleinen Leute

Mit der Eroberung Englands durch die Normannen 1066 änderte sich das Kräfteverhältnis in Britannien erneut. Schottland, seit jeher an Cumbria und Northumberland interessiert, nutzte jede Schwäche aus, um in den Norden Englands einzumarschieren, nur um kurzerhand wieder vertrieben zu werden und sich dem militärisch überlegenen englisch-normannischen König zu unterwerfen. 1,482 more words

Schottland

Denbigh Castle

Denbigh Castle in north Wales is one of the fortresses built after Edward I’s subjugation of the Welsh. The hilltop site was previously a stronghold of the Welsh and Dafydd ap Gruffudd had a palace here, but it was destroyed when Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, built his castle in 1282. 360 more words

Alice De Lacy

Royal adventures In Carlisle Castle

This summer Carlisle Castle has hosted a different royal couple each weekend – and on the 8/9th of August it was our turn :-)We were hired by History’s Maid to provide interpretation as Edward I and Margaret of France. 834 more words

Dressmaking

What lead to the Scottish wars of independence (with England).

When we think back to the late 13th and early 14th century in Scotland, we cast our minds back to a time shaped by continuous fighting between the Scots and the English.  552 more words

British History