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The Kidnapped Countess

The story of Alice de Lacey is like something straight from a novel, with rebellion, kidnappings and love all wrapped up in the life of this one was born Countess. 1,477 more words

English History

Beaumaris Castle

Edward I’s mighty fortress at Beaumaris on Anglesey was one of a number constructed throughout North Wales to subdue the rebellious Welsh Princes. Begun in 1295 it was actually never finished as money and supplies ran out before the fortifications reached their planned height.

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)


The Abandoned Countess

You would think that a man who was given a king’s granddaughter as a wife would relish the glamour and connections such a bride brought. However, this was not always the case and nowhere is it more obvious than in the life and marriage of Joan of Bar. 1,862 more words

English History

Putting things right

I am going to start with a statement that too many historians prefer to ignore: England existed before 14 October 1066 and existed as a single kingdom for some of that time. 127 more words

O'Brien Coin Guide: The 1st Irish Coinage of Edward I (1276)


Edward joined the Ninth Crusade to the Holy Land – a crusade which accomplished little and was, effectively, the last of the great crusades. By this time, the so-called crusader spirit had waned considerably and there was little appetite shown by the kings of Europe.  914 more words


Love - not always pink and fluffy

Edward I comes down through history to us as a man not much given to romantic gestures. This after all, is the man who implemented being hung, drawn and quartered for treason, who expelled the Jews in 1290, and who spent a considerable part of his life hammering the Welsh and the Scots into submission (wasted effort when it came to the Scots). 1,517 more words


27th October 1290. Decline of Peripatetic Kingship.

Nowadays parliaments and the receiving of dignitaries are London-based, but in the Middle Ages these were held where the king happened to be.

Clipston was to see eight Plantagenet kings, and one Scots, William the Lion, from Henry II in 1181 to Richard II in 1393. 558 more words