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by Peter Nicolai Arbo, source, Wikipedia Tostig left England in November of 1065 after the disastrous Northumbrian rebellion. While ..read more
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John of Gaunt with his coat of arms attributed to Lucas Cornelisz de Kock source: Wikipedia Richard’s relationship with his uncle, ..read more
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Lancelot 1440 BN Manuscript français 120, folio 118 Source: Wikipedia I’m sure I wasn’t the only kid mesmerized by jousting knights ..read more
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British Library MS Royal 2.VII The manorial courts were one step up in law enforcement from the tithings that we looked at last week. ..read more
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Queen Anne Intercedes for Sir Simon Burley, from A Chronicle of England (Source: Wikimedia) Sir Simon Burley is one of those unfortunate ..read more
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I’ve found that it’s easy to misjudge history, to confuse timelines from the relative luxury of the twenty-first century because we ..read more
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“With spades and hoes and ploughs, stand up now. Your houses they pull down, to fright poor men in town, The gentry must come down and ..read more
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Historical Britain Blog by Mercedes Rochelle - 4d ago
BL Harley ms4431-f003r Source: Wikipedia Like many of us, I first learned about Richard II from Shakespeare. The consummate storyteller ..read more
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This is a book written by an Irish man for the Irish reader. It’s a very interesting angle, because it helps to demonstrate that ..read more
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Historical Britain Blog by Mercedes Rochelle - 4d ago
Richard II Westminster portrait. Source: Wikipedia Like many of us, I first learned of Richard II from Shakespeare. Even though I knew ..read more

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