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Two of my very favourite things: Genealogy and History come together here. Intend to stick to my direct line only!

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Cheshire, Macclesfield - St Michael

Sir John Savage 1422-1495 and wife Katherine 1430-1498 eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley,Lord Stanley stepfather to Henry Tudor- John was the son of Sir John Savage 1463 of Clifton and Elizabeth / Eleanor Brereton John fought for Edward IV at the battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury and was knighted by him, In 1482 he was made a knight banneret by Richard of Gloucester probably for services in the Scottish campaign, and when Richard became king John was made a Knight of the Body. Despite…

Somerled - the heroic grandfather of Clan Donald Celtic Heroes, Glasgow Airport, Clan Macdonald, Best Hero, Scottish Clans, My Ancestors, Irish Celtic, Ancestry, Artsy

Somerled - the heroic grandfather of Clan Donald | ScotClans | Scottish Clans

“A well tempered man, in body shapely, of a fair piercing eye, of middle stature and of quick discernment.” Somerled is the first known historic figure of the medeival Hebrides. He was celebrated as a purely Celtic hero, but like all good heroes, his story is a gloss of myth and legend. His name in …

William Marshal: A combination of 'Muhammad Ali and Kissinger' - BBC News Pembroke Castle, Henry Kissinger, Magna Carta, King John, 10 Years Later, Plantagenet, Library Images, My Ancestors, Image Caption

William Marshal: A combination of 'Muhammad Ali and Kissinger'

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, served five medieval kings and was a jouster, warrior and diplomat.

Westminster Abbey’s Instagram profile post: “'You have an excellent armour' - Henry V (Act III, Scene 7) This wooden shield and 7-foot long, two-handed broadsword belonged to Edward…” Westminster Abbey, United Kingdom, Armour, Scene, Profile, Mirror, Instagram, User Profile, Body Armor

Westminster Abbey’s Instagram profile post: “'You have an excellent armour' - Henry V (Act III, Scene 7) This wooden shield and 7-foot long, two-handed broadsword belonged to Edward…”

Westminster Abbey’s Instagram profile post: “'You have an excellent armour' - Henry V (Act III, Scene 7) This wooden shield and 7-foot long, two-handed broadsword belonged to Edward…”

Oswiu, king of Northumbria, died #OTD 670. Kingdom arguably reached its zenith under him. He avenged his brother and predecessor Oswald by slaying Penda, pagan king of Mercia, in battle. Aligned his Church with tonsure and liturgy of Rome at Synod of Whitby. Bamburgh Sword 7th cent My Ancestors, Anglo Saxon, Picts, Pagan, Slay, Sword, Rome, Battle, Brother

North Ages on Twitter

“Oswiu, king of Northumbria, died #OTD 670. Kingdom arguably reached its zenith under him. He avenged his brother and predecessor Oswald by slaying Penda, pagan king of Mercia, in battle. Aligned his Church with tonsure and liturgy of Rome at Synod of Whitby. Bamburgh Sword 7thC.”

The Mother of the House of York

Arms of Philippa of Clarence Princess Philippa of Clarence was born at Eltham Palace in Kent on the 16th August 1355. She was named after her grandmother, Philippa of Hainault, queen of Edwar…

John of Gaunt: father of England’s medieval monarchy and self-styled Spanish king

The Visigoths' Imperial Ambitions

How an unlikely Visigothic city rose in Spain amid the chaotic aftermath of Rome’s final collapse

  Effigy, Salisbury Homes, Illustrated Words, King John, King Richard, Family Crest, Crests, Coat Of Arms, Ancestry

William Longespée, the King’s Illegitimate Son

For many years, although William Longespée’s father was known, the identity of his mother was very much in question. William Longespée was the son of Henry II, king of England, and it was tho…

The Sutton Hoo helmet. (Image by Getty Images) James Campbell, Sutton Hoo, My Ancestors, Anglo Saxon, Dark Ages, Barbarian, Historian, Archaeology, Pagan

Long read | The man at Sutton Hoo

The Sutton Hoo helmet. (Image by Getty Images)

Why was Ailenor of Provence called a She Wolf Queen? Uk History, Women In History, British History, Ancient History, Family History, French History, Asian History, Tudor History, History Facts

Guest Post: Why was Ailenor of Provence called a She Wolf Queen? by Carol McGrath

Alienor of Provence Given my recent articles on She Wolves, it is a distinct pleasure to welcome Carol McGrath to History…the Interesting Bits with an article about Eleanor of Provence, anoth…

Elizabeth of Rhuddlan 1282-1316 Princess Elizabeth, Elizabeth Ii, Queen Eleanor, Waltham Abbey, Alfred The Great, Royal Family Trees, Plantagenet, My Ancestors, Hereford

Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, Daddy’s Girl

Elizabeth of Rhuddlan In July 1282 King Edward I was in the middle of subduing Wales when his wife, Eleanor of Castile, was reaching her final month of pregnancy. Unlike most royal wives, who would…