Category King Edward IV

He died in a butt of Malmsey wine

It was on Wednesday 18th February 1478 that George, Duke of Clarence – lover of Malmsey wine and the younger brother of the devious King Edward IV – died. ‘So what?’ you might say. Well – if King Edward was devious, George was evil.  Blind ambition and disloyalty underpinned his many attempts to take the […]

England’s Tudor facts – True or False

I hope you had fun with Conundrums for Fun.  It’s now run its path – the last five answers were posted last Wednesday 27th April.  I don’t want you to now sit twiddling your fingers and mind-sets so I thought you might like a simple (!) alternative. It is based on various happenings in England […]

Crowland Abbey in the 15th century

Between 1378 and 1427 Crowland – then named Croyland – was engaged in a succession of lawsuits about its possessions in the marshes. At Whitsuntide 1394 the ‘Men of Deeping’ had invaded the marshlands and destroyed a cross at Kenulfston. Abbot Thomas went to London to lay his grievance before the King and, mainly due […]