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The arms of de la Pole, called Jackanapes

Jackanapes!

The Rise to Power of William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk The Wars of the Roses, and the political turmoil that led up to them, involved many notorious political actors.  Perhaps one of the… Read More »Jackanapes!

Easter illuminated manuscript

Medieval Easter

Easter is the most important time of year in the Christian calendar.  Whilst our medieval forebears had Easter eggs and hot cross buns, there was no Easter bunny and (even more disappointingly) no chocolate.  However,… Read More »Medieval Easter