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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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Diamond Jubilee of England’s Queen – has anybody reigned longer?

2012 was the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and she held Diamond Jubilee celebrations to commemorate the landmark date. I blogged asking if any English monarchs had ruled longer – read on! The answer, of course,…

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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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Why did England expel the Jews in the Middle Ages?

It’s not the most pleasant episode in English medieval history to look back on but it happened during the Templar period and we can’t ignore it. I’m writing about the expulsion of the Jews from England. Fortunately, we have an…

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Funeral effigies – how the dead appeared at their own burial

Wooden figures of the dead were often placed next to tombs – life like images of the deceased

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