Aloha and Aloha

Aloha and Aloha

By Bryn Davies Hawaii. Sun. Sea. Sand. DEATH. Read below to find out more about Captain James Cook! In 1778 Captain James Cook, pioneer of maritime exploration found himself, not for the first time, sailing the Pacific. Cook was in search of the fabled North-West Passage, a sea route north of Canada that was believed [...]

Revolt, Reconciliation and Ruin; Part Three

Revolt, Reconciliation and Ruin; Part Three

Richard II has reigned peacefully for the last 8 years. However, old insults lie heavy on his paranoid mind. Following the death of his wife Queen Anne in 1394, Richard’s already fragile mind begins to crumble. Read below to find out about the tyrannical years of Richard II and what leads to his downfall. In [...]

Chaos, Order and Scandal; Edward III and the Lady of the Sun

Chaos, Order and Scandal; Edward III and the Lady of the Sun

The Lady of the Sun; sounds poetic doesn’t it? Mysterious almost. Wondering who she is and how she is involved with Edward III? Read below to find out more about the reign of Edward III and his mistress Alice Perrers. Crowned after the usurpation of his disgraced father Edward II by his mother and her [...]

Queen for Country

Queen for Country

By Bryn Davies With the threat of Coronavirus growing, the panic increasing and the loo roll running out, one voice has been very quiet during this pandemic. Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, safely tucked away, is yet to voice her concerns and advice regarding the illness. However, that is set to change this Sunday with [...]

Edward II: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Edward II: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Smothered, red hot poker, died- smothered, red hot poker, survived?! Not quite as catchy as the Henry VIII version about his wives is it. Intrigued as to what I’m talking about? If so welcome to episode two of the Plantagenets; the mysterious and potentially brutal death of Edward II. Crowning of Edward II - image [...]