Tag Archives: Historical Figures

The Martyrdom of St.Thomas Becket

Forget Hell hearth no fury like a woman scorned, instead think Hell hearth no fury like a medieval king scorned when you think of the death of Thomas A Becket. Early Life Born to Norman parents in Cheapside London on … Continue reading

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The Execution of Lord William Russell

Sorry a about the delay between posts – life seems to have caught up with me.   William Russell Baron and Lord was born on 29 September 1639. He gained the title of baron on the death of his elder … Continue reading

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Dr Marie Stopes; A Truly Remarkable Woman

They say that all genius’ are complex people both emotionally and in their personalities. When it comes to the woman behind who bore the name Marie Stopes nothing truer could be said. I have just finished reading her biography; Marie … Continue reading

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I’m A King Get Me Out Of Here! Richard III Has Been Found!

Today could not go by with out a swift post about the v exciting confirmation that bones found in a Leicestershire council car park are that of the last York and Plantagenet King Richard III.   Those of you who … Continue reading

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Inspirational Women: Elizabeth Blackwell First Female Doctor

Oh readers it’s been a rough few days but I seem to have come through them reasonably well all things considered. But when things are tough in my own life I often find the lives of women from the past … Continue reading

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A Penny For My Guy Thoughts….

I have always disliked this time of year, particularly November 5th as I have a confession to make, with the exception of the fireworks I saw at Disneyworld – I hate fireworks. I hate them even more as a dog … Continue reading

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There is something about Richard.

  I have always felt that Richard III had the rough end of the stick. I know I am not the only Historian to feel this.   This blog post is sort of an accumulation of the excellent but squew … Continue reading

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