Background to the Coronation of King Richard III and Anne Neville

Today in 1483, Westminster Abbey saw the crowning of the last Plantagenet King, Richard III. It was a remarkable coronation, and was celebrated with much pomp and ceremony. It also happened quickly, and up until a few months before, couldn’t have been foreseen by many. Even Richard himself must have thought of how the twists of fate had… Read More Background to the Coronation of King Richard III and Anne Neville

Visit to Fotheringhay – Part 3, Exploring the Church of St Mary and All Saints

It was early afternoon in deep winter when I pulled up to the church of St. Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay, the sun was already low in the sky and frost remained on the ground. I was lucky enough to explore the church on my own, and it is a remarkable place. (For those keen… Read More Visit to Fotheringhay – Part 3, Exploring the Church of St Mary and All Saints

Visit to Fotheringhay – Part 2, A History of the Church of St Mary and All Saints

Foundation of the present church Fotheringhay has had centuries of connections to the great and powerful since before the Norman conquest, and it is the York dynasty that lived in the nearby castle whose presence made it a bustling and important village. Due to the York connection, Fotheringhay’s parish church was to become a collegiate… Read More Visit to Fotheringhay – Part 2, A History of the Church of St Mary and All Saints