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In April 1484 King Richard III and his wife Anne Neville were enjoying a respite from their royal progress. They were lodging at Nottingham Castle when they received the devastating news that their son Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales … Continue reading
The most famous of all medieval kings to suffer agonising tooth infections in the very late medieval period was Edward V, who before his death in the Tower of London in 1483 (perpetrator not mentioned here because that’s a whole … Continue reading
From royal baby names to marrying for love, how five medieval English couples who influenced the lives of royal children today.
How to Sleep, How to take care of your cat, how to tell if someone is not dead! Medieval people give their advice on just about anything! From the new book ‘Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear‘ … Continue reading
Reaching the throne was one thing, staying on it another! Here is our list of ten medieval rulers who had very short reigns (as little as one day) and who often came to end by bloody means.
Most of England’s medieval royal women were mothers. After all, babies were an important part of the unwritten job description. Only a small number of those medieval royal mothers, however, achieved the next step. Active and engaged grandmothers were … Continue reading
In honour of Mother’s Day here is ten facts about Motherhood and Childhood based on Jeffrey L. Singman’s The Middle Ages: Everyday Life in Medieval Europe. The book offers a great glimpse into life in the Middle Ages from the perspective of … Continue reading