Barnard Castle in County Durham has a long history of different ownership, dating back to the 11th century when it was founded by a Norman baron. He was Guy de Balliol, a man who had fought at the Battle of Hastings alongside William the Conqueror in 1066. (I wrote more about Barnard Castle’s early history here)… Read More Barnard Castle: Beauchamp, Neville and Gloucester
Introduction It is hard to believe it was a year ago this week that King Richard III was finally laid to rest after 5 days full of ceremony. After so much controversy, the last Plantagenet King lies in a place of prayer, not quite the church many wanted for him, but at least he is not… Read More A Look Back at the Reinterment of King Richard III
I am about to write a post on King Richard’s re-internment in Leicester which occurred a year ago this week, but first I wanted to write a bit about my interest in the medieval monarch. It was the discovery of King Richard’s remains in 2012 that truly began my interest in the last Plantagenet King.… Read More Why the Interest in King Richard III?