Illuminations: The Private Lives of Kings – What a King Should Know

| January 18, 2012

Illuminations: The Private Lives of Kings – What a King Should Know

Following on from last week’s episode “Ruling by the Book”, Dr Janina Ramirez looked at the use of illuminated manuscripts by medieval kings. Here is a precis from my notes… Dr Janina Ramirez set the scene by explaining how in the 1420s the treasures of the French royal family, the nation’s culture and history, were […]

Monarchs Who Never Were – Hauntings at the Tower of London Part 4

| March 31, 2011

Monarchs Who Never Were – Hauntings at the Tower of London Part 4

Today we have the final part of Nancy Smith’s series on ghosts who are said to haunt the Tower of London. Monarchs Who Never Were – Hauntings at the Tower of London Part 4 by Nancy Smith I will close with the story of Henry VI, one of England’s most tragic monarchs. Henry’s story is […]