Tag Archives: Tudor

The redemption of King Richard III and a new lead on the ‘Princes in the tower’

For a few centuries, King Richard III has been largely denigrated as perhaps the monarch without any merit whatsoever, even more so than bad King John… and that is saying something. He was ugly, he was deformed, he murdered his … Continue reading

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Christmas through the ages

It seems unavoidable, the big day has almost arrived.  Whereas last year I wrote a post on debunking myths surrounding Christmas and in 2015 on the history of Father Christmas and Santa Claus  this time around I thought I would write … Continue reading

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Knebworth House – It was a dark and stormy night…

One of the houses that I enjoy visiting but don’t actually get to very often is Knebworth House.  It is an extremely distinctive looking country house in northern Hertfordshire just above London. The house has been in the hands of … Continue reading

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