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 [...]

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 [...]

The Anarchy

The Anarchy

Sounds dramatic doesn't it, but what was The Anarchy?  The Anarchy is a period of English history spanning from 1135-1153. It is defined by revolts and civil war between cousins, started by the sinking of the White Ship- I told you that was an important event! Following the untimely demise of Prince William in the [...]