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Sir Roger of Clarendon
Not a lot of people know that Richard II had a paternal half-brother. This was Sir Roger of Clarendon, born at at unknown date to Edward of Woodstock, the 'Black Prince' and one Edith de Willesford. He was almost certainly older than Richard II, and in 1372...
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Media bias against Corbyn because of ownership, elitism and ‘disciplined minds’
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Well worth a read, as ever.
Edward II's queen Isabella of France, then eighteen years old, visited her homeland in March/April 1314 to petition her father Philip IV on some matters concerning her husband's duchy of Gascony. Isabella arrived in Paris on ...
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GNoSR coal wagon Built from a Dragon Models/Celtic Connections kit with minimal improvements, though I did make a wagon plate from a hand drawn original, sized on the computer and printed on the ink jet. Though flat, without ...
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New post re Tia Rescue.
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Tia Rescue
Once more I find myself mentioning my favourite charity Tia Rescue . Tia do a brilliant job rescuing unwanted greyhounds and lurchers and also shire horses. They are unfortunately struggling for cash at the moment. How you can help: Send a donation . Sponso...
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Bosworth
This is yet another memorial of Bosworth, when we remember before God the loyal men who died there, and especially King Richard III. Rest in Peace.
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Tia Rescue Cafe
Tia Rescue, near Doncaster, now has a cafe. Gets good reviews on Trip Advisor, so please visit when in the area and help the greyhounds, lurchers and shire horses that it supports. Don't forget the Open Day and Bandana Challenge on Sunday 28th August!
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Wigan Parish Church.
Today I made a pilgrimage to Wigan Parish Church . Well, not really. I happened to be in Wigan and noticed that the church was open, as it apparently it is every Saturday. Some of you will recall that this is the church from which Alianore Audley rescued th...
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Richard of Conisbrough, Earl of Cambridge
Today is the anniversary of the execution in 1415 of possibly the most obscure member of the House of York, Richard of Conisbrough, Earl of Cambridge. It is unfortunate we know so little about Richard. Even the conspiracy against Henry V which led to his ex...
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Tia Rescue
Once more I find myself mentioning my favourite charity  Tia Rescue . Tia do a brilliant job rescuing unwanted greyhounds and lurchers and also shire horses. They are unfortunately struggling for cash at the moment. How you can help: Send a  donation . Spon...
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Well worth a read.
I write historical fiction, and as such I am a big fan of knowing my period and the important players of the time. However, my first series featured a time-traveller and her 17th century husband, a…
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