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The Tour de Nesle Affair and its Consequences

Posted May 17th, 2016 at 06:54 PM by kdbooklover16 (The Glory of Days Past)

King Philip IV, also known as Philip the Fair, had three sons, and a daughter named Isabella. Their names were Louis, Philip, and Charles in that order. All of them made good marriages as befitting their station. Louis married Marguerite of Burgundy and Philip married Jeanne of Burgundy. Charles married Jeanne’s sister, Blanche of Burgundy. The two sister’s were Marguerite’s cousin, so they were all related in one way or the other. Isabella married Edward II of England. The tale of that marriage...
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How a deal made by a French King eventually led to 1066

Posted March 28th, 2016 at 05:56 PM by kdbooklover16 (The Glory of Days Past)

We all (hopefully) might know about the invasion of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. What you might not know is how that came to be in the first place.
In the 800s .A.D., one of the biggest problems facing Christian Europe was invasion by Vikings. The first Viking invasion on the West (before then, Vikings had only gone East to raid) was on the monastery at Lindsfarne (off the coast off England) in 793 .A.D., in the Anglo-Saxon city-state/Kingdom of Northumbria.
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The Real Cause of The Great Fire of London

Posted September 16th, 2015 at 12:10 PM by voxhistoria

The devastation caused by the 1666 Great Fire of London cannot be underestimated. The fire destroyed 90 per cent of buildings in the city and left 70,000 homeless, reducing London - one of the greatest cities in the world - to rubble. Faced with such unprecedented destruction, Londoners were desperate to find someone to blame.

Considering the fervent anti-Catholicism in England during the 17th century, it is hardly surprising that the Catholics - and particularly Jesuits - became...
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Archive #8: Strange and Terrible Newes From Cambridge

Posted July 4th, 2013 at 09:04 AM by ghostexorcist
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Archive #8: Strange and Terrible Newes From Cambridge, Being a True
Relation of the Quakers Bewitching of Mary Philips


This document dated to the year 1659 tells the story of how an English woman named Mary Philips claimed another woman had transformed her into a horse and ridden her to a gathering of Quakers. It serves as a good example of the hatred of Quakers in 17th-century Britain and their equation with witches. I'm posting it here because it is extremely hard to...
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Why should ordinary people back right wing institutions? Part one: money

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 07:18 AM by Black Dog

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Little Englander is also, colloquially speaking, an epithet applied in criticisms of English people who are regarded as xenophobic and/or overly nationalistic and are often accused of being "ignorant" and "boorish". It is applied to opponents of globalism; for instance those who are against membership of the European Union. English people who mistakenly refer to the whole of the UK or Great Britain as "England", or who routinely fail to give the opinions of non-English
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