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Waltham Abbey – the stormy history of a medieval church!

This week, in the English wintry sun, I visited a church packed with history – Waltham Abbey. It’s located in the county of Essex, just 15 minutes by train out of London. The church is famous for including the grave…

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English Kings whose bodies have disappeared!

The bodies of many famous Kings of England have disappeared over the centuries and never been found again

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Charing Cross – the devotion of a king to his dead wife

Edward I – the king who defeated Braveheart – could never be regarded as a particularly sentimental man but when it came to his wife, he was a clearly a very devoted husband.  Eleanor of Castile was the great great…

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The Devil’s Crown – a violent historical drama the BBC has swept under the carpet

In the 1970s, the BBC aired a very violent historical drama based in the Middle Ages called The Devil’s Crown and has been very unwilling to give it a repeat airing

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How the Knights Templar came to be in Ireland

There were Knights Templar in Ireland and they prospered for a while until, like everywhere else, they were imprisoned and put on trial

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Knights Templar subdue Wales!

King Henry II used the Knights Templar to subdue the troublesome principality of Wales

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