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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

Alnwick Castle Northumberland England

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

LANGLEY CASTLE, Northumberland -Langley Castle Hotel is a 14th century castle, nestling in the Northumbrian valley of the South Tyne. Built in 1350, during the reign of Edward III, the castle has retained its architectural integrity and is regarded as one of the few Medieval fortified Castle Hotels in England.

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Europe's Hidden Matrilineal Dynasty | House of Garsenda - YouTube

Europe's Hidden Matrilineal Dynasty | House of Garsenda

Europe's Hidden Matrilineal Dynasty | House of Garsenda - YouTube

The chance discovery of ancient bones under an Irish pub in County Antrim in the mid-2000s has cast doubt over whether Irish people are actually related to the ancient Celts at all.

Ancient bones reveal Irish are not Celts after all

A 2016 discovery in Co Antrim could completely alter the perception that Irish people are descended from Celts.

Faithful Heroes: St. Margaret of Scotland ⋆ Diana Leagh Matthews

Saint Margaret of Scotland, a Scottish Queen, seems like an unlikely person for the Heroes of Faith. She is described as a pious Roman Catholic and her charitable works brought her great renown. Margaret was born around 1045 while in exile in Hungary. She was the daughter of Edward the Exile and his wife, Agatha. Margaret grew up in […]

Mary Queen of Scots Brooch | Hebridean Scottish Celtic Jewellery

The Luckenbooth Brooch is a style of brooch which came from France and became popular in Scotland from about the middle of the sixteenth century, through the Auld Alliance and is associated with Mary Queen of Scots.One theory is that they take their name from the stalls or booths, where they were on sale, near St. Giles,in Edinburgh,the luken from locking or else look in.They were usually given as a token of love,much as an engagement ring is today and often used as a talisman to ward off…

World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle (National Geographic World History Biographies)

World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle (National Geographic World History Biographies) [Kramer, Ann] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle (National Geographic World History Biographies)

Viking ship "Lofotr"

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It’s amazing what we can learn from ancient textiles and other artifacts with scientific analysis. The Viking burial textiles in the coffins of two powerful Danish Vikings are providing us with insights that would never have been possible without modern science.

Viking King Buried With a Pillow and Fine Silk, New Study Confirms

It’s amazing what we can learn from ancient textiles and other artifacts with scientific analysis. The Viking burial textiles in the coffins of two powerful Danish Vikings are providing us with insights that would never have been possible without modern science.

Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Descendants Through John, King of England

Eleanor of Aquitaine's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren include the children and grandchildren of her youngest, King John of England.

Cnut The Great - England's Danish King And Ruler Of One Of The Largest Nordic Empires | Ancient Pages

Cnut The Great - England's Danish King And Ruler Of One Of The Largest Nordic Empires | Ancient Pages

Cnut The Great (in Swedish: “Knut den Store”) became king over large parts of northern Europe, where commerce and culture flourished in his kingdoms. But the Viking king had to fight very hard to reach his power.

Alfred the Great - Legendary King who Saved England from Total Viking Rule

In the long history of the English monarchy, there have been sixty-six kings and queens that have ruled the island nation and empire. Beginning with the

The Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great

The Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great [Arman, Joanna] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great

The First Princess of Wales by Karen Harper - BookBub

The First Princess of Wales by Karen Harper on BookBub. The daughter of a disgraced earl, she matched wits with a prince. It is the fourteenth century, the height of the Medieval Age, and at the court of King Edward III of England, chivalry is loudly praised while treachery runs rampant. When the...

The Summer Queen: A Novel Of Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Read "The Summer Queen A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine" by Elizabeth Chadwick available from Rakuten Kobo. "A magnificent woman's story told by a brilliant historical novelist; realistic, emotional, vibrant, exciting and unputd...

Ancient Symbol Fleur-de-lis: It's Meaning And History Explained | Ancient Pages

Ancient Symbol Fleur-de-lis: It's Meaning And History Explained | Ancient Pages

Fleur-de-lis, ( French: “lily flower”) is an ancient symbol that has long been associated with French royalty. Depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower we encounter the emblem as in many places across the world. What makes the Fleur-de-lis symbol is how it has been used in different contexts. Is has represented peace, war, religion, politics, royalty and more. For example, Joan of Arc carried a white banner that showed God blessing the French royal emblem, the fleur-de-lis, when she led…