More news on Richard III

From Smithsonian.com “They Found Richard III. So Now What?” What the remains of the “hunchback” king can teach us about other English royals The last time Richard III was buried in Leicester, England, he had been taken from a battlefield, slung naked over a horse, stabbed in the buttocks with a dagger and thrown into Read more about More news on Richard III[…]

Oldest cannonball in England found

From Fox News: The oldest surviving cannonball in England has been rediscovered on a medieval battlefield. The cannonball, which was lost for several years, was likely used in the Battle of Northampton in 1460, one of the battles in the decades-long Wars of the Roses. The giant ball has two large dents from a few Read more about Oldest cannonball in England found[…]

King Henry VIII

What did King Henry VIII really want from a wife?

From the BBC: Henry VIII: Britain’s most famous king. Big, bold and brash, he is the epitome of ‘Merrie England’. Ruling between 1509 and 1547, his marriages to a succession of six women became something of a Tudor soap opera and probably his most talked-about legacy. So, as king of England and one of Europe’s Read more about What did King Henry VIII really want from a wife?[…]

Gildas

St. Gildas was a monk who chronicled the history of the British isles from the time near the end of the Roman era to the coming of the Saxons. He lived approximately from 500 – 570 AD. His most famous work is the De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (On the Ruin of Britain). It is an important piece Read more about Gildas[…]