A whistlestop location tour….

I’ve just returned from a few days’ trip back to the fifteenth century…

Not for the first time, of course, but on this occasion it was purely for location research for book 3 of the Order of the White Boar  sequence…. The only writing involved was a fairly substantial amount of notes, but I was lucky enough to visit a number of places I’d only read about before.

It will be a while before Matthew and friends reach these places, but at the risk of spoilers, here are a few of the pictures taken on the trip. As you can see, I was rather lucky with the weather…

As often occurs – all roads lead to a certain favourite castle. Appropriately enough I was there yesterday – the anniversary of King Richard’s accession to the throne. And Gill, the current custodian, was kind enough to point out (the final three pictures) two carved faces I’d never spotted before on any of my visits and – well, is it a boar? What think you?

About alexmarchantblog

A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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1 Response to A whistlestop location tour….


    SO interesting and intriguing. I think it’s a boar (or maybe I want it to be?) Fantastic photos, thank you for sharing them.

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