On 20 February 1447, the King’s own uncle, Duke Humphrey of Gloucester was arrested and charged with treason. He was taken into custody and held at Bury St Edmunds where he died a few days… Read More »The Downfall of Good Duke Humphrey
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!
Henry VI inherited his father’s throne before he was even one year old. For the first 15 years of his reign, government lay in the hands of a council. It was dominated by his three… Read More »The Minority of Henry VI