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QUEEN ANNE NEVILL - HER BURIAL IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Queen Anne Neville from the Salisbury Roll.  Anne’s mantle equates her ancestorial arms with those of England and France.

After Anne Neville’s death on the 16th March 1483 , she was given a magnificent funeral in Westminster Abbey ‘with honours no less than befitted the burial of a queen’ (1). 400 more words

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Sir James Tyrell - reputed murderer of the Princes in the Tower.

For those of you who like your history traditional – boo hiss!  For those of you who like your history revised – poor maligned soul!  I’ve blogged about Sir James before.   1,130 more words

The Plantagenets

The Historical and Poetic Contexts of Richard III

For this week we explored the world of Elizabeth 1st, Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queene,  and Christopher Marlowe’s Faustus together with Thomas More’s incendiary damnation of Richard III (from which Shakespeare borrowed furiously in order to keep in good with his reigning monarch!). 332 more words

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Goodfellas versus The Godfather

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I seem to be in a gangster-film fascination at the moment, a consequence of a Scorsese fascination in the UK at present. At the beginning of March, I saw the newly restored… 402 more words

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CLATTERN BRIDGE -A MEDIEVAL BRIDGE - KINGSTON UPON THAMES

Clattern Bridge, Kingston upon Thames, was built prior to 1293 and is still in use today.  It was known as Clateryngbrugge in medieval times maybe because of the sound horses made crossing it. 138 more words

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Top 5 worst British Monarchs

The united kingdom has witnessed some pretty terrible and ruthless monarchs over the years. To be fair a kingdom with a history as long and turbulent as Britains is bound to have had it fair share of incompetent rulers. 2,216 more words

RICHARD III IN EXETER--A PAINTING DISCOVERED

After Buckingham’s rebellion, Richard III rode west from Salisbury, where he’d ordered the faithless Duke executed (interestingly, IMO, on the birthday of the elder ‘Prince in the Tower’ which may well be significant–who knows!) and eventually reached the town of Exeter, after mopping up the last of the rebellion…and the rebels. 291 more words

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