Tag Archives: england

CSI: Bosworth Field, and related matters

… the final moments of Richard III’s life…

On a related note, Richard III’s body becomes subject of rival claims from Leicester and York

In case you were wondering: Why the princes in the tower are staying six feet under.

“The recent discovery of Richard III does not change the abbey’s position, which is that the mortal remains of two young children, widely believed since the 17th century to be the princes in tower, should not be disturbed.”

Nasty, brutish and not that short

Medieval warfare was just as terrifying as you might imagine

The soldier now known as Towton 25 had survived battle before. A healed skull fracture points to previous engagements. He was old enough—somewhere between 36 and 45 when he died—to have gained plenty of experience of fighting. But on March 29th 1461, his luck ran out.

Weekend so Far

I stayed home last night while mia_mcdavid went to a party at c_nocturnum‘s. Just too tired. I worked a little on some clothing for colgaffneyis and watched the second half of The Virgin Queen, which we had taped from Masterpiece Theater. Rather more episodic than part 1, skipping decades to get through the rest of her life. Did Walsingham really forge the crucial evidence that led to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots? I need to research that. The show also gave some detail on the Irish crisis (Tyrone’s rebellion, aka the Nine Year’s War) that led to the downfall of Essex in the last years of Elizabeth’s reign.

I had a good night’s sleep, which is just as well. I was suppose to have a relaxing afternoon today, skipping a colgaffneyis work session. It is not turning out that way. There is a crisis at the office, a follow-up to last weekend’s troubles. I have already done an hour’s work from home and will be going downtown before 2PM. Hopefully I will still be able to go to another friend’s party on the west side of Minneapolis tonight.