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The Southampton Plot: Revelations, DNA and Implications

A plot to overthrow Henry V was betrayed on July 31st, 1415, just as the invasion of France was about to begin

The leader of the plot, Richard, Earl of Cambridge, and his co-conspirators, were tried condemned and beheaded before Southampton’s Bargate on August 2nd and August 5th.

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A Knight’s Tale: Medieval Chivalry and the Graphic Novel

A number of modern graphic novels depict medieval people, places and events, several of which are listed on the Medieval Comics blog. I have recently begun to consider how medieval warfare is portrayed in these works, in particular the depiction of conduct in war and chivalric behaviour. 593 more words


PTS 02/010 The Early Modern Period Hunger Games?

Henry VI II:  Act II

Sorrow on thee and all the pack of you

That triumph thus upon my misery! 

(KATHERINA, The Taming of the Shrew…

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Henry V

PTS 02/009: England - A Nest of Hollow Bosoms

What mightst thou do, that honour would thee do,

Were all thy children kind and natural!

But see,thy fault France hath in thee found out,

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Richard III

PTS01/006: Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus

Henry VI 1:  Act V

[subtitled: “It’s always the quiet ones you need to watch out for.”]

As I finished the play, it occurred to me that women play a much larger role than I might have guessed back in the heady days of January, when I started seriously thinking about this project.  932 more words

Richard III


Listen. It is night moving in the streets, the processional salt slow musical wind in Coronation Street and Cockle Row, it is the grass growing on Llaregyb Hill, dewfall, starfall, the sleep of birds in Milk Wood.

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Advice For The Young And Impressionable

Henry V Man and Monarch. Shakespeare performed by Brett Brown

Dear Henry V,

As you married me this evening, I expect I might briefly hold your attention here. My name is Catherine, by the way, less often Cate. 317 more words