Women in 1066: the power behind the throne

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Posted:
22 July 2016
Posted By:
Rowena Willard-Wright
Categories:
History Uncovered

Whether in fact or fiction, a competition for the crown is usually dominated by men. It is they who seek to be king, who lead and fight in armies and who hold the majority of political power. But, there are times when women come to the fore. Although few women have been crowned, history is filled wi...

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The story of the Norman Conquest – June 1066

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Posted:
15 July 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters. June 1066 was the start of a summer of frustration for the Normans and apprehension for the people of England, who must have been wondering if and when the invasion would come. Loyalty of people at the heart of the drama was unde...

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Medieval magic: Meet the Enchanted Circus

is a cautionary tale about a couple who are never satisfied with what they have | image © Luigi Sergio Tenani
Posted:
14 July 2016
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
Things To Do

Nicole and Martin are two Swiss performers who’ve spent their lives enchanting audiences with their retellings of fairytales and folk stories. They’ve performed over 2,300 times in 400 venues and 9 countries, they’ve had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and won awards across the world. ...

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