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What was Stillington's motive?
Although Commines is the principal source for Robert Stillington being the clergyman who informed Richard of the alleged marriage between Edward IV and Lady Eleanor Talbot, the treatment of the bishop after the accession of Henry VII does appear to support ...
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Rosemary Hawley Jarman
It is with great sadness that I record the passing of Rosemary Hawley Jarman, author of, among other works, We Speak No Treason. Few writers, if any, have captured the 'feel' of the fifteenth century so perfectly. Her novel introduced many to the 'cause' of...
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Oh no! I loved her books.
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The True History of King Richard III - Part 3
Interlude It is now time for a little housekeeping and explanation. The political situation between 1455 and 1459 is too boring and complicated to go into here. Suffice it to say that sometimes the Duke of York was in power, and sometimes the Duke of Somers...
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The True History of King Richard III - Part 2
The Battle of St. Albans, 1455 Having been two years in the womb, Richard was naturally a forward child, and in no time at all he was not only walking but wearing a little suit of armour. The Duke of York had this made for him by the village blacksmith,  an...
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TIA Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue
Tia has a new website This is a very worthy charity and any support from you will be welcome. Some of the photos on the website are, however, not for the faint-hearted, and reflect the abuse some beautiful greyhounds suffer. But the site is not all like tha...
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Apparently the Richard III Enthusiasts have begun their protests against injustices and perceived slights. Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 i...
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Henry I and the Lost Yorkist Princess
Philippa Langley has announced that she is now involved in the search for King Henry I on the site of Reading Abbey. Reading Abbey was of course destroyed during the reign of that much-loved king, Henry VIII. A few ruins remain and the site is partly built ...
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The True History of King Richard III - Part 4
The sack of Ludlow 1459 Richard's first teacher was Lady Mortimer, who taught him handwriting and country dancing. As Lady Mortimer's late husband had been on the very fringe (almost dropping off the end) of Richard's family tree, she also taught him someth...
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  LNWR Chopper Tank from an ABS kit with additions and improvements.   I had the superstructure of this engine painted by Conrad Cooper of Criccieth who also expertly added the boiler bands and LNWR lining. I asked him not to...
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The True History of King Richard III - part 1
This is something I have wanted to write for a long time. I did think about doing it as a book, but in the end I have decided to make it a serial on this Blog. Of course, it is all based on the best sources (More, Shakespeare, Weir) apart from the bits I ma...
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Funny!  Even though, I'm not convinced More made his story up.  I like to think he was told the story by that pesky John Morton, Bishop of Ely (Cardinal & so forth) I imagine Morton chuckling as he pours more wine & really let's King Richard have it.
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My next project:
This Page is about This New Spring of Time, which will be a prequel to Within the Fetterlock
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Someone asked if Within the Fetterlock is still available. It certainly is! So don't be silly and pay upwards of £30 for a second hand copy from the swindlers of this world. For those who don't know, it's the story of Constance of York in the reigns of Richard II and Henry IV. I need to write the prequel!
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