THE PASSING OF ELIZABETH OF YORK – A ROYAL COINCIDENCE.

A young Henry weeping on the empty bed of his dead mother Elizabeth of York.  His two sisters Margaret and Mary sit at the foot of the bed.  From the Vaux Passional, in the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth As an enthusiastic amateur I do love all the minutiae of history particularly the coincidences which cropContinue reading “THE PASSING OF ELIZABETH OF YORK – A ROYAL COINCIDENCE.”

SIR JAMES TYRELL – CHILD KILLER OR PROVIDER OF A SAFE HOUSE ?

 15th century stained glass from  great east window St Nicholas Chapel, Gipping.  Did Elizabeth Wydeville gaze up at this very window if the family tradition is correct.    Photo thanks to Gerry Morris @ Flikr While there is much information on Sir James  Tyrell, c.1455-1502  available,  unfortunately some of it is erroneous and distortion atContinue reading “SIR JAMES TYRELL – CHILD KILLER OR PROVIDER OF A SAFE HOUSE ?”

Lady Katherine Gordon – Wife to Perkin Warbeck

     St Michaels Mount.  ‘A Strong Place and Mighty’  wrote Warkworth in his Chronicle. Perkin left Katherine and their son here prior to his march to Exeter.  Note the causeway.  Thanks to John Starkey @ Flikr for this atmospheric photo. It may seem prima facie that Katherine was a tragic figure, and perhaps she wasContinue reading “Lady Katherine Gordon – Wife to Perkin Warbeck”