‘SONGS ABOUT RICHARD III’ by Ian Churchward of The Legendary Ten Seconds

Ian Churchward’s book, Songs About Richard III.   And now for something different! A newly revised edition of Ian Churchward’s book, Songs About Richard III has now been published.  The book is an interesting narrative of how Ian’s song writing gradually morphed into what it is today – a unique blend of folk music and  historicalContinue reading “‘SONGS ABOUT RICHARD III’ by Ian Churchward of The Legendary Ten Seconds”

RALPH NEVILLE, 2ND EARL OF WESTMORLAND – HIS HOME, BRANCEPETH CASTLE AND BURIAL IN BRANCEPETH CHURCH.

Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland c.1406-1484 and one of his wives.  Fine oak effigy once in Brancepeth Church, County Durham.  Destroyed 1998. Drawn by Charles Stothard c.1815. An interesting life if somewhat tinged by tragedy.    Ralph Neville 2nd Earl of Westmorland, born at Cockermouth in Cumbria (c.1406-1485) was the son of Lord JohnContinue reading “RALPH NEVILLE, 2ND EARL OF WESTMORLAND – HIS HOME, BRANCEPETH CASTLE AND BURIAL IN BRANCEPETH CHURCH.”