Category: British History

Margaret of Brotherton, suo jure Duchess of Norfolk

📜 Margaret of Brotherton, older sister of Alice of Norfolk and who led a much more documented life than Alice, gains a chapter to herself in my current work in progress on these two granddaughters of Edward I 📜 It appears an intelligent and independent Margaret was astute when it came to managing her vast … Continue reading Margaret of Brotherton, suo jure Duchess of Norfolk

#OTD 1352 – Death of the 28 year old Alice of Norfolk, Edward I’s Granddaughter

Not many people would have heard of poor Alice - she seems to have disappeared into the mists of time. Even her death - and the circumstances around it - appear not to be deemed of any importance. Yet she was a granddaughter of Edward I, niece of Edward II and cousin to Edward III … Continue reading #OTD 1352 – Death of the 28 year old Alice of Norfolk, Edward I’s Granddaughter

Author Highlight – Q&A Session with … Sharon Bennett Connolloy

Today, I'm very excited to be hosting the author Sharon Bennett Connolloy on her Blog Tour celebrating the release of her book, Ladies of the Magna Carta. So sit back, relax and enjoy! I feel very honoured to have the wonderful author Sharon Bennett Connolly on my blog today, where I have grilled her with … Continue reading Author Highlight – Q&A Session with … Sharon Bennett Connolloy

#OTD 946 CE – The Reign of a Magnificent Anglo-Saxon King That Was Cut Short

  My whistle-stop research piece today for HISTORY LAIR, check out their page.       #OTD in 946​ - Death of King Edmund I of England (939 – 946), born circa 921 and also known as Deed-Doer and Edmund the Magnificent. His lineage was impressive - grandson of Alfred the Great, son of the King … Continue reading #OTD 946 CE – The Reign of a Magnificent Anglo-Saxon King That Was Cut Short