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 White Ship: A Booze Fuelled Disaster

The White Ship: A Booze Fuelled Disaster

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=royal_ms_20_a_ii_fs001r Image taken from The British Library, Royal MS 20 A II. Details the White Ship. Ever had a feeling that you have had a bit too much to drink? When the extra glass of wine seems like a great idea but the room begins to spin a little bit? When the impending doom of [...]