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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Edward, The Black Prince

Edward, The Black Prince Edward, the Black Prince, is not a historical character looked upon with fondness or sentimentality. To many, his reputation represents cruelty, brutality and heartlessness. But there are now those who question this take on his role in history. He still remains a controversial character, of course, but personalities of note would…

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Isabella: The She-Wolf of France

The She-Wolf. It’s quite a nickname for anyone, let alone a King’s consort, isn’t it?  But knowing that’s how she’s remembered then makes the fact that Isabella of France was descended from William the Conqueror a less surprising piece of trivia. Obviously, to be granted such a tribute, she’d had to add her own twist…

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