Richard III Illegitimate?
The remains of King Richard III discovered in Leicester in 2013, continue to shed new light on the dynasty that ruled during the War of the Roses.Read More
Elizabeth Woodville Queen of Edward IV
Elizabeth Woodville would marry a King but her sons would end their lives imprisoned by their uncle in the tower who would become the much maligned Richard III. He was this Queen who drove a King to marry in secret and fall out with his own family?Read More
King Richard III of England Found Facts and Fiction
Richard III found in a Car Park with an Arrow in His back, can this be him, who was he and how can we distinguish him fact from fiction and the character assasination given him by William Shakespeare?
(This post will be updated, original posted in 2012.
Hampshire ‘Feet of Fines’
‘Feet of Fines’ documents for Hampshire date back to 1199 and give surnames and placenames of people living in Hampshire in the Medieval period. These are important resources for Hampshire History and help to build a picture of community and settlement…Read More
England as an Heptarchy
7 Kingdoms Making 1 England with Alfred uniting the enterprise and the Vikings creating the climate in which English Unification was a better option that continuing domination of the Vikings. The Kingdoms hold the key into how these regions fought and conquered and rose up against the invaders to reverse the fortunes of England and set in place what would hold until the Norman Conquest, how would we turn the corner and become one people as Bede had alluded to…Read More
Edgar King of Wessex and the English 959-975
Eadgar the Peaceable, what do we know…Anglo Saxon King of WessexRead More
King Ine of Wessex 688-726
King Ine started British Law Code and ruled in Wessex, founding the stone church at Gastonbury Abbey and abdicating to go on a pilgrimage Rome, He did not expand his dominion of Wessex but he made other notable contributions and was committed to the early Christian Church.Read More
Harthacnut King of the Danes and the English
Harthacnut son of Emma and Cnut, short lived Kingship a stepping stone to Edward the Confessor…Read More
Richard II Duke and his sister Emma of the Normans 996-1026
Richard and Emma of the Normans, how did their actions create the spark that forged the conquest of England…Read More
Henry III Plantagenet King 1207-1272
His father King John was not much of a role model, so how would his son inheriting at just 9 years of age cope? He started with guidance of great statesmen but would he be governed by their wise council? What would Henry III contribute to the development of a nation…Read More