In Search of the Ultimate Lancastrian

Or, an attempt to restore the reputation of Mary I I like John of Gaunt.  I think he was a pretty awesome guy.  He certainly had a huge impact on England, and, genealogically speaking, a massive impact on the world.  You know.  With his dick. I’ve talked a lot about him, but never his wholeContinue reading “In Search of the Ultimate Lancastrian”

Henry VIII Was a Narcissistic Sociopath

Or, basically he was Trump Henry VIII was a narcissistic sociopath. I could write essay after essay about how narcissistic and out of control he was (and many other people have), but instead I chose to focus on the geneology of his marriages. The Catholic Church during the Middle Ages, at least up until theContinue reading “Henry VIII Was a Narcissistic Sociopath”

No One Ever Remembers Joan Beaufort

Or, Henry Tudor sucks The main characters: John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster Edward of Woodstock, called The Black Prince, Duke of Aquitaine Richard of Bordeaux, future Richard II Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence Edward of Windsor, future Edward III Edmund of Langley, Duke of York Katherine Swynford Joan Beaufort, daughter of John ofContinue reading “No One Ever Remembers Joan Beaufort”

And Now, a Brief Introduction to the British Royal Family Tree

Or, the spastic ramblings of a caffeinated, bored, super-nerd I’ve always been interested in British history.  I could list off Henry VIII’s six wives since I was ten, and I had the years 1066 (William the Bastard invades), 1215 (John signs the Magna Carta), and 1485 (Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth) stuck inContinue reading “And Now, a Brief Introduction to the British Royal Family Tree”

It’s been a long time coming…

Thanks for joining me! “Because if you like it, put a ring on it – or if you’re Edward, smash it.” – Rhydnara Sveinsdottir Random medieval history? I got that! Weird factoids about the sex lives of European monarchs? I got that, too! Potentially complicated and incredibly likely boring genealogical charts? Yup. You’ll find thatContinue reading “It’s been a long time coming…”