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William Wallace (the real one)

While William Wallace wasn’t an Australian in blue face paint shouting “FREEDOM!” in an historically dubious surrounding, he was nevertheless a real warrior who fought for Scottish independence in the late thirteen century. 3,033 more words


Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291)

Relation to me: 21st Great Grandmother

Eleanor became Queen Consort of England when she married the English king, Henry III. She would serve as such while her husband was absent from his kingdom in 1253. 1,400 more words

The Siege of Caerlaverock Castle: A Herald's Eye-Witness Account

Whilst out on my castle hunting road trip a few weeks ago through southern Scotland and northern England, I took the time to visit many historic sites relating to the fourteenth century, and Edward I and II in particular. 1,984 more words

Turning the Tables

I’ve turned the tables on my dissertation! What was once a study of Edward I is now focused on the people of medieval Dublin – their experiences, social circles, what and how they remembered, how they perceived themselves and their communities. 224 more words

How to hold a Medieval Parliament: By those who were there (Part Two)

Following on from part one, those called to parliament still have much to do and many rules to abide by. The studious clerk who started penning his treatise must have been either very keen, on a good commission or had underestimated the enormity of his task. 1,795 more words

How to hold a Medieval Parliament: By those who were there (Part One)

At some point during the reign of Edward II a studious clerk, most likely between 1316-1324, sat down to work one evening and took his pen to parchment and wrote a treatise. 1,835 more words