Feb

14

2016

PRIMARY SOURCE SATURDAY: Items fro the itinerary of Henry I.

Actually this is Sunday but I ran out of time yesterday!   This is from an itinerary of Henry I gathered together from calenders of documents, pipe rolls etc and published in 1919 by William Farrer.   In 1130 King Henry I visited Woodstock and the sheriff of Oxford, possibly Robert D’Oilli added entered these […]

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Jan

19

2016

ADELIZA OF LOUVAIN: Lady of the English, the Forgotten Queen

In my novel LADY OF THE ENGLISH,  Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I, shares the credits with her stepmother, Adeliza of Louvain. While many readers probably know at least something about the Empress, Adeliza has appeared less in the public eye and is not well documented by history. So what was she like, this […]

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