Category: England

Did you know that in England in the Middle Age…

Did you know that in England in the Middle Ages there were over 1700 castles built? Not all are still standing today of course and most are in various state of ruin. Here is one such castle, in Canterbury. A lot of people are not very aware of it bough in the Middle Ages is was a very important center of county administration and justice. #medieval #canterbury #castle #england #history #middleages #ilovecastles #castles #castlesofinstagram
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The view from a ruined window at Hopton Castle…

The view from a ruined window at Hopton Castle. I stumbled across this one quite by accident as I was leaving England to experience Snowdonia for the first time. #medieval #england #wales #shropshire
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The VyneHampshire, England

The Vyne
Hampshire, England

Dating back to the early 16th century, The Vyne is a large Tudor mansion once home to William Sandys – Lord Chamberlain for Henry VIII. Henry visited The Vyne a number of times in his life – including in 1535 CE with Anne Boleyn. Eight months later, William Sandys escorted Anne Boleyn to the Tower of London. William himself was a member of the jury that sentenced her to death.

On this day in 1376, King Edward III of Englan…

On this day in 1376, King Edward III of England died, age 64 and a mere 14 days after the death of his eldest son, The Black Prince. He died after 50 years of reign, becoming the 2nd longest reigning Medieval king of England after Henry III. #onthisday #medieval #england #edwardiii #edward #king #thekingisdead #history #plantagenet

I love this photo because it reminds me of the…

I love this photo because it reminds me of the good times I had later that day. My lodgings was a 14thC Inn that was turned into a well to do farm house in the 15th and then off I trotted to Windsor Castle, just 5 minutes away. Bliss. These are things I live for! #medieval #castle #windsor #unitedkingdom #england #britain #berkshire #kingsandqueens #history #14thcentury

I was in awe of this castle, built in the 14th…

I was in awe of this castle, built in the 14thC and used today as a hotel, restaurant and function venue. #medieval #langley #northumberland #castle #england

Last day of the holidays tomorrow, so if you a…

Last day of the holidays tomorrow, so if you are looking for something fun and educational or want to get your Medieval fix, come and visit me at Sunshine Castle from 10am. I can answer all your questions and talk about anything Medieval that you might like to discuss from warfare and art to farming and science. #medieval #middleages #lastday #holidays #reenactment #swords #history #england #france #italy #germany #tournament #sport #events #tourism #sunshinecoast #queensland #australia #larp #gaming #school #got #rpg #cosplay #photography #castle #martialarts #hobby #craft #shooting #archery #superheroes #knights #knight #knightinshiningarmor #armour #fun #goodtimes

“He that does good, having the unlimited power…

“He that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.” – Ivanhoe, Walter Scott (Black Knight to Locksley, Chapter 33)

(”Robin Hood entertaining King Richard the Lionheart in Sherwood Forest” – Daniel Maclise, 1839.)

arthistorycq: 12th century wooden carved capit…

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12th century wooden carved capitals

Located at the V&A London

Photo taken February 2018

A trip to Clun is not complete without calling…

A trip to Clun is not complete without calling into the White Horse Inn to try their cask ales, brewed on the premises. #medieval #clun #realale #freehouse #whitehorseinn #shropshire #country #england