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The Aylmer Connection

Confession: As a fan of the Philippa Gregory novels, C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, and the Hilary Mantel series about Thomas Cromwell,  I am particularly intrigued with some of the ancestors who lived during the War of the Roses, and the Tudor years. 602 more words

Hogue Ancestors

White Castle, nr Abergavenny

Having missed out on many history trips over the summer, I was determined, whatever the weather, to indulge my habit on our recent flash dash to Wales. 485 more words


And the Cutlers Just Keep on Giving! 2014

I was basking in contentment at my tracing of the Cutler family to the family of William Windham of Felbrigg, pleased that I had been able to connect through an illegitimate daughter to them, and by virtue of this connection trace the family into the 1400s. 535 more words

Family History

Dolforwyn Castle - the Last Welsh Castle

Dolforwyn Castle, Abermule, Montgomeryshire, sits on the very furthest southern extent of convenient day trips with kids. Recently, I had my first visit and it was a memorable one. 553 more words

Places And Landscapes

Scotland's Fight for Freedom: William Wallace and Robert the Bruce

The story of the Scottish fight for freedom is long and valiant. Heroes fought and died for their country. But they pushed through and earned the prize of freedom. 554 more words

School Essays