The Three Castles, Part 3: White Castle

So this is it, the final in the three part journey through the Three Castles, done in the extremely academic and scientific way of "saving the best to last", at least in my opinion! Once more I will spare you all a lengthy introduction as, again, White Castle shared a lot of its experiences with … Continue reading The Three Castles, Part 3: White Castle

The Three Castles, Part One: Grosmont

So I slipped back into my old habits, and have been quiet for about three months again, and again, terribly sorry! Truth be told I just hadn't found much inspiration. However that all changed a few days ago because I was dragged, kicking and screaming, out of my lair on a little jaunt across the … Continue reading The Three Castles, Part One: Grosmont

The Survival of Duke William II in Normandy: 1035-57

The twenty-two-year period that this post looks at were, I think it safe to say, not only years of extreme difficulty and hardship for William and Normandy, but perhaps years that while we cannot say for certain they shaped him completely, they must have helped forge him into the Conqueror of popular imagination: a hard … Continue reading The Survival of Duke William II in Normandy: 1035-57