Tag Archives: Edward IV of England

The Battle of Barnet, 14th April 1471

In honour of the anniversary of this important battle in the Wars of the Roses, I’m posting my take on it as portrayed in an excerpt from The Last Shroud, book 4 of my Rebels and Brothers series. This is … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Richard III… and the ‘Mornington Crescent’ Syndrome

I’ve been studying the Yorkist kings off and on for several decades. It’s a subject which has always interested me but I have to say that it’s gradually wearing me down, slowly grinding away at my historical patience. I started … Continue reading

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Tripwires of the Past – the Threads of History I found in Barnet

A favourite metaphor of mine when describing the changing story of our past is the idea of a tapestry – the woven word if you like. But it’s become clear to me, especially as I continue to carry out research … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies and … Chronicles – Shedding some light on the Yorkshire Rebellions of 1469

It’s often said – and rightly so – that primary source material is a godsend not only to the historian but also to historical novelists. As well as giving us an idea what happened, primary sources can also provide a … Continue reading

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