Stories of Bolton Castle, Part 1: A Brief History and a Wars of the Roses connection

I hadn’t heard of Bolton Castle. It isn’t that much of a surprise, once you start learning about North Yorkshire and the shear number of castles that still mark the landscape today! We were staying in West Witton, on the other side of the valley and I spotted Bolton Castle across the valley. Solid, imposing,… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle, Part 1: A Brief History and a Wars of the Roses connection

The Historical Connections of St. Mary de Castro – Geoffrey Chaucer

For a parish church, tucked away in a quiet corner of Leicester, St. Mary de Castro has a surprising number of connections to some of the most famous people in English history, including Geoffrey Chaucer, King Henry VI, and King Richard III. It’s foundation dates to the 12th century when it was founded by Robert de Beaufort,… Read More The Historical Connections of St. Mary de Castro – Geoffrey Chaucer