Dr Helen Castor on historiography of the Hundred Years War

Hundred Years War

Dr Helen Castor outlines the ways in which the Hundred Years War has become intertwined with a sense of national pride and bound by other aspects of our national history. To fully appreciate the nature of the wars, she argues that such preconceptions need to be tackled.   British History – Medieval England The Hundred … Read more

What stopped Edward III’s army in its tracks?

What stopped Edward III's Army?

Edward III is known for some of the greatest victories won by the English armies during the Hundred Years War. Yet his successful campaigning came to an unusual and abrupt end. Over on our facebook page we are asking the question, what stopped Edward III’s army in its tracks? Edward III was eager to regain … Read more

When were the Princes in the Tower last seen?

How and when did Richard Duke of Gloucester become King Richard III?

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