Throughout history people have taken things like eclipses of the sun and sun dogs as good or bad omens. They didn’t fully understand that they were normal occurrences in nature and were based more on science than signs from God. This proves how different of a time it was to live during the Wars of… Continue reading Wars of the Roses: Omens
Katherine Swynford: A Lady of a Certain Reputation (Guest Post)
Guest article by Alan Freer Let me put a scenario to you. There was a woman who was daughter of a minor diplomat and soldier and married to another military officer. They had two children, a son and a daughter. Both husband and wife moved in royal court circles and it was not long before… Continue reading Katherine Swynford: A Lady of a Certain Reputation (Guest Post)
The Penance of a King: Henry II of England
I watched, “Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Planatgenets” Episode One – The Betrayal. What a great program! I learned so much about the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, that I wanted to share with you the part that moved me the most. Henry II, like most kings did not have an easy reign. His wife Eleanor… Continue reading The Penance of a King: Henry II of England
Father of the Plantagenets: Geoffrey of Anjou
It’s time to discover where the Plantagenet name began and who was the man behind the name. If you follow us on Facebook you may have already seen the explanation, but for those of you who didn’t we’ll explain it here…in a place where you can find it whenever you like. The Origin of the… Continue reading Father of the Plantagenets: Geoffrey of Anjou
The Tragedy of the White Ship
King Henry I of England was an extremely fertile king who had anywhere from a dozen to nearly twenty-five illegitimate children, but only one legitimate male heir, William Aetheling. Aetheling was the Anglo-Saxon term used to show that William was the heir to the throne. This would be similar to the Dauphin title for the… Continue reading The Tragedy of the White Ship
I’m Coming Back!
For those of you who remember when I had this website up under a different URL, welcome back! My old site with all the articles and guest posts was taken down about a year ago after I could no longer afford to pay for the domain and all the services that go along with it.… Continue reading I’m Coming Back!