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Archive for May 2017

Henry “Hotspur” Percy

Henry "Hotspur" Percy

There’s no point in beating around the bush, Henry Harry Hotspur was a man of war. If there was an issue north of the border, he was there. By the tender age of fourteen he’d already made a name for himself, and did his best to then pursue the Percy family tradition of protectors against…

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Hocktide

Hocktide

Today and tomorrow was known in Medieval times as “Hocktide”. Hocktide was the second Monday and Tuesday after Easter The medieval English festival was generally celebrated on the second Tuesday after Easter.  The men of the village would tie up the women and demand a kiss for their release.  The following day the women would…

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