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The Search for Edward II's Descendants #6 – Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet

With this post I’m going right back up the tree to Elizabeth Plantagenet (7 August 1282 – 5 May 1316). She was the youngest daughter of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, and two years older than her brother, Edward II. 812 more words

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Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire is one of my favourites and this is at least partly due to the relatively intact St Nicholas’s Chapel which dates to the late 11th century. 1,037 more words


Off with their Heads! - Day Fifteen

Tower of London today. From its very earliest Roman times to the present day, this is a military installation, with an alternative life as the royal court. 651 more words


A Moment in London's History - De Montfort's Parliament is convened in London...

It was in 1265, 750 years ago this month, that a parliament convened by English rebel leader Simon de Montfort, took place in Westminster Hall (exterior pictured below). 283 more words


The Palace of Buckden, fortified manor house and jail of a queen

Along the Great North Road, traveling from London through Cambridgeshire is the small, peaceful village of Buckden. Old coaching inns now have been turned into gastro-pubs, while the picturesque houses are smartly refurbished and often owned by those who make the long commute into London by train – the lost time more than worth living in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. 557 more words

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The Sack of Redesdale

The First War of Scottish Independence (1296-1328) set the precedent for the violence that made the English-Scottish borderlands infamous. The war started when Edward I decided it was time to merge the two kingdoms into one under English rule. 254 more words

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

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