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Isabella of France - one of history's most famous femme fatales, Edward II's French queen famously overthrew her husband with the aid of her lover, Roger Mortimer, in 1326. After her son, Edward, wrested back power, Mortimer was executed, but Isabella was allowed to live.

Scandalous women in British history

From suffragettes to rebellious aristocrats: some of Britain's most infamous women.

The Border Between the 'Two Englands'. In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. There is a place used as shorthand for describing the divide, with the rougher, poorer North and wealthier, middle-to-upper-class South referring to each other as ‘on the other side of the Watford Gap’.

193 - The Border Between the 'Two Englands'

\n In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. The US’s North and South are quite clearly delineated, by the states’ affiliations during the Civil War (which in the east coincides with the Mason-Dixon line). That line has become so...

6 Effigy Knights of Temple Church, London including William Marshal

Steven Wood Collins's Blog: The Writing of Steven Wood Collins - Author of "Puramore - The Lute of Pythagoras" - Posts Tagged "william-marshal"

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Huge gold nugget! AND yet it's face seems only marginally happy!

The worlds biggest gold nugget

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The three claimants to the English throne 1066

The three claimants to the English throne 1066

Easily to understand information about the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman invasion of Britain

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, the son of Edward III, the father of Henry IV and the grandfather to future England and Scottish Monarchs #johnofgaunt #dukeoflancaster #plantagenet #hollowcrown

John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, the son of Edward III, the father of Henry IV and the grandfather to future England and Scottish Monarchs #johnofgaunt #dukeoflancaster #plantagenet #hollowcrown

Tomb of Edward The Black Prince (1330-1376), Canterbury Cathedral

Tomb of Edward The Black Prince (1330-1376), Canterbury Cathedral

William Marshal, keeping watch over The House of Lords. (efigy at Temple Church)

William Marshal, keeping watch over The House of Lords. (efigy at Temple Church)

The great seal of John of Gaunt, showing him enthroned as King of Castile, a position he never achieved.

The great seal of John of Gaunt, showing him enthroned as King of Castile, a position he never achieved.

Eleanor of Castile (1241 - 1290) wife of Edward I, whom she married at age 9 and he at 15. She died in Nottinghamshire while en route to Scotland to join Edward. So grief stricken was Edward, he ordered a cross erected at each stop her funeral cortege made during the journey back to London. Of the 12 "Eleanor Crosses", three are still standing today. She is interred at Westminster Abeey

Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290) - Find A Grave...

English Monarch. Queen consort of King Edward I Longshanks. The daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile (St. Ferdinand) and Joan of Ponthieu, she was married to Edward in 1250. She was 13, Edward was 15. Although this was purely an arranged, political marriage, it developed into a strong love affair. The couple had 16...

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, He served five English kings – Henry II, his sons the "Young King" Henry, Richard I, and John, and John's son Henry III. #williammarshal #earlofpemroke #plantagenet #knights

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, He served five English kings – Henry II, his sons the "Young King" Henry, Richard I, and John, and John's son Henry III. #williammarshal #earlofpemroke #plantagenet #knights

-Kingston's Letter to Cromwell on Anne and George Boleyn, 16 May 1536

-Kingston's Letter to Cromwell on Anne and George Boleyn, 16 May 1536