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The King's Head Pub, Galway's Latin Quarter

The Kings Head dates back over 800 years with research showing the building in existence since the 13th century. The building was the home of the Mayor of Galway, Thomas Lynch Fitz-Ambrose. 380 more words

Irish History

Haunted castle for sale

Wanna live in a castle and get haunted? Got £1.5million to spare? Yes? Happy days!

Woodcroft Castle is actually a bit of a bargain, considering it has eight bedrooms, 14.5 acres of land, a moat and a thoroughly good class of ghost. 122 more words

News

Treasures of London - Great Parchment Book...

Held in the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives, the Great Parchment Book of The Honourable the Irish Society was recently inscribed upon the UK register of the UNESCO Memory of the World. 295 more words

Treasures Of London

Greyfriar's Kirkyard

Sir George Mackenzie was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer. His professional life was a contradiction with the refusal to endorse the popular belief of actual witchcraft, and his relentless persecution of the Presbyterian Covenanters who were against King Charles I’s desire to convert them to the use of High Anglican practices (Episcopal Church Government). 252 more words

Graves

Today on the EHFA: The Banqueting House

Today I can be found on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog (EHFA) taking you on a tour of Whitehall’s Banqueting House. To access my article, … 19 more words

Guest Blog

King Charles and his Happy Death

(I had posted this at The American Catholic, and I thought the history mavens of Almost Chosen People might enjoy it.)

The phrase “happy death” is no stranger to Catholics, a death where a person takes advantage of an awareness of approaching bodily death to confess sins and to appear before God for the particular judgment as a penitent.  1,312 more words

LondonLife – King Henry VIII’s lost tiltyard tower rediscovered… | Exploring London

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of one of five highly ornate towers, luxurious banqueting houses from which the court would view tournaments in King Henry VIII’s walled tiltyard at Hampton Court Palace. 76 more words

21st Century