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Leicester church with Roman, medieval and Victorian bits!

A church in the English city of Leicester combines Roman, medieval and Victorian elements in a very eclectic architectural mix

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Thirteen Black Death skeletons found in London

Thirteen skeletons have been unearthed in the Farringdon area of London – believed to be victims of the fourteenth century Black Death. The terrible plague hit England in the period after the Knights Templar were disbanded and swept away entire…

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The mummified heart of Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart had his heart mummified after being killed during a siege and then the heart disappeared for centuries

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Waltham Abbey – the rise and fall of a medieval church

Not far from where I was born is the medieval church of Waltham Abbey – famous for being the burial place of King Harold II (killed at the Battle of Hastings by an arrow in his eye) and one of…

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World Without End – first thoughts on the first part

World Without End has a compelling first episode in the TV series that draws you into the dirty poltiics of the 14th century

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The Winchester Geese – medieval prostitution

The Winchester Geese were medieval prostitutes and this blog looks at how they got their name.

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Templars’ Lost Treasure – on National Geographic

What happened to the treasure of the Templars? Gisors – clues to lost Templar treasure? When French soldiers went to arrest the knights at the massive Temple in Paris in 1307 – they found no treasure. Legend has it that…

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An ancient church with bells – but no bell tower

The Church of St Mary the Virgin in Suffolk was built in the late Middle Ages. As you approach it, you find yourself within four walls that are clearly incomplete and have no roof. This is the remnants of the…

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Queen Elizabeth of The Crown – Diamond Jubilee!

Elizabeth II has held the crown of England longer than any other monarch as well being the main character in the Netflix drama – The Crown

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Westminster Abbey – visited today

If you’re a Londoner – which I am – you can walk past Westminster Abbey a hundred times barely registering it. But today, I thought I would. If for no other reason than to share some images but also a…

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