Who Owned The Middleham Jewel? Part One: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

Introduction The Middleham Jewel is a late 15th century gold pendant that was found near Middleham Castle in 1985. It is delicately engraved, and it is thought it could have kept a religious relic inside, a popular practice at the time. The beautiful large sapphire on the front adds to it’s beauty and meaning. The… Read More Who Owned The Middleham Jewel? Part One: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

The Wars of the Roses Part Two: The Early Years of Edward IV – Conquest and Marriage

This post carries on from my first post on the Wars of the Roses Part One: The Reign of Henry VI.¬† King Edward IV came to the¬†throne at a time where in which England had been thrown into a dynastic war for the throne. This was between the Lancastrian King Henry VI, a unable King… Read More The Wars of the Roses Part Two: The Early Years of Edward IV – Conquest and Marriage