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Ela: Heiress, Wife and Abbess

Ela of Salisbury was intended to be one of my Heroines of the Medieval World; however I ran out of words before I could tell her story – I had a word limit of 110,000 and poor Ela was one of the victims of this. 1,854 more words

English History


Recently the fannish world was shocked by the announcement that Peter Capaldi would be leaving the role of Doctor Who. Several of us sagely nodded and said that, along with a new Doctor, why not produce an episode which features Richard III, since he has been the ‘king in the news’ these past few years and has a story more interesting than most?  176 more words

Richard III

Edward IV's Marriage to Elizabeth Woodville in Context

Lately I have been reading John Ashdown-Hill’s “The Private Life of Edward IV.” I’m not too far into it yet, but so far it’s been enjoyable and it’s certainly a fresh look at the King’s reign, which is usually examined through the lens of the civil war of which he reigned in the middle. 1,837 more words

Edward IV

Joan Plantagenet, the English Queen of Sicily

It’s safe to say that Eleanor of Aquitaine’s five daughters have pretty much been over-shadowed by their legendary mother, but her youngest, Joan, gave her a solid run for her money. 1,108 more words

The House Of Plantagenet

Berengaria of Navarre

Berengaria of Navarre was born around 1165 her parents were Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. She was gifted the fief of Monreal in 1185 by her father. 566 more words

Poetry Spotlight: "Ja Nus Hons Pris," by Richard the Lionheart

I highly recommend reading the poem before reading this post.

In 1192, Richard I (“the Lionheart”) was captured and imprisoned while returning to England from the Third Crusade. 869 more words


Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine, (also called Eleanor of Guyenne, French Éléonore or Aliénor, d’Aquitaine or de Guyenne) Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France and later Queen of England and Queen Regent, she was just a bit of a powerful woman, was born about 1124 in Poitiers, France to William X and Aenor de Châtellerault. 1,181 more words