Tag Archives: Middleham Castle

Sharon Kay Penman and her ‘lifelong companion’, Richard III

After the sad news earlier this year of the death of Sharon Kay Penman, author of ‘The Sunne in Splendour’, I heard the very welcome news this weekend that her archive has been donated to (and readily accepted by) the … Continue reading

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‘It’s a small world’ – or is it? Meeting a fellow ‘Ewellian’!

‘It’s a small world!’ I’ve often said that on my travels, even if I don’t really believe it. It is of course a very large world we live on, and crammed full of fantastic places and people, most of which … Continue reading

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Future plans: Middleham, Barnet and York

On this day, when the focus of most Ricardians is on the sad events of 536 years ago – when King Richard III and many others lost their lives at the battle that became known as Bosworth – it’s been … Continue reading

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#OTD in history – #RichardIII became king – and 7 days to our author event at #Middleham Castle!

On this day in 1483 Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, accepted the throne of England and became King Richard III. And it’s just 7 days until Ricardians gather in Middleham to celebrate King Richard’s accession on the weekend closest to … Continue reading

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