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Harlech Castle, North Wales

Harlech Castle is located at Harlech, in Gwynedd, North Wales.  The mediaeval fortress was constructed by King Edward I towards the end of the thirteenth century, as part of his ‘Iron Ring’ of castles, built around North Wales to subdue and conquer the Welsh. 216 more words


Two Scandalous Bishops at Lichfield Cathedral - Leofwin and Walter Langton

Lichfield, in pre-Conquest times was a great see covering most of Mercia, these days its very much smaller and well worth a visit with its beautiful gospels and carved angel. 499 more words

Fourteenth Century

Castle in the Clouds

When I visited Flint Castle yesterday, I was privy to the most wonderful display of fluffy white clouds, billowing against a cobalt sky.

Flint Castle stands on the banks of the Dee estuary, in Flintshire, North-East Wales. 93 more words


Book Corner: A Palace for Our Kings by James Wright

In the heart of Sherwood Forest lies the picturesque, yet unassuming, village of King’s Clipstone. Between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries one of the very largest royal palaces ever to have graced the Mediaeval landscape stood there.

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English History

Queen Isabella and the Downfall of Edward II

Isabella of France was the daughter of Philippe IV (best known for wiping out the Knights Templar).  Each of her three brothers became king of France, but died without producing any heirs. 1,007 more words

Fourteenth Century

Let's remain. Remain to complain

Your prophets are like jackals among ruins. Ezekiel 13:4

I wrote three years ago that a plebiscite might lance the boil of the EU’s perceived undemocratic illegitimacy. 2,027 more words

The Chamber Of A King

In some of its 900 year history parts of the Tower Of London were used as a palace. This is a recreation of a room in the Tower Of London where King Edward I stayed in 1294 (reigned 1272 – 1307). 36 more words