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Joan of Acre, Rebel Princess

Joan of Acre had an exotic start in life; she was born in Palestine, whilst her parents were on the 9th Crusade, in the spring of 1272. 1,112 more words


Elizabeth de Burgh, the Captive Queen

Certain periods and people in history hold a fascination for me. Robert the Bruce is one such. The grandfather of the Stewart dynasty and hero of Scotland, he started his career with some very divided loyalties. 1,228 more words


Castell Harlech: Welsh 100 - No 20.

Harlech Castle. What can I say about it? This is a real and proper castle. One we all imaged a castle should be when we were kids – young or old. 1,530 more words


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