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Conwy Castle

Before getting into the history of Conwy, I have to say the towns of Conwy and Caernarfon are wonderful places to visit. If you are traveling to the UK and love medieval history, be certain to add them to your itinerary. 455 more words


Read Through History: June 2015

This last month’s been eventful. I’ve been to Warwickshire (blog post on the way), Kent and London to see Elton John and Fleetwood Mac Live (yes, the real ones!) and have finished the first draft of a novella. 162 more words

Historical Fiction

William Wallace at the Irvine Water

Gutting young Selbie, the foppish son of the Constable of Dundee, like a fish with his dirk was a good enough reason for the young Wallace to take his leave of that place and find some quiet spot where he might lie his head low for a while. 1,094 more words


Travels through the Scottish Bruce Heartlands

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South-western Scotland; Ayrshire, Galloway, Carrick, and Dumfriesshire, are seldom afforded the ink spillage they deserve in the Mediaeval history of Scotland. It is true that in the aftermath of the constitutional crisis precipitated by the untimely demise of the Maid of Norway and the subsequent Plantagenet pressing of its claim to suzerainty over the Kingdom of Scotland that these southern shires were not the backdrop to events that would later become iconic in the story of Scotland’s civil war and the wars of independence in the later thirteenth and early-to-mid fourteen centuries. 468 more words


Castles of North Wales: Conwy

The castles of King Edward I (1272-1307) in North Wales are amongst the finest medieval buildings in Britain. They were all built from scratch, often concurrently, in the unsettled aftermath of war. 633 more words


The Great Charter

I was too young to really appreciate what the document was. It was 1967 and a copy of the Magna Carta was on display at the British Pavilion at Expo ’67 in Montreal. 517 more words

World Affairs

Edward, I am Your Father

Over recent years here has been a lot of discussion regarding the possible survival of Edward III‘s father, Edward II, beyond his supposed 1327 death date. 954 more words

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