History

The Illegitimate Royals: The many children of Henry I

Henry I of England was the son of William the Conqueror and reigned from 1100 to 1135. Henry had two legitimate children with his first wife Matilda of Scotland: Matilda and William. Sadly Henry’s heir William died at sea leaving Matilda as Henry’s chosen heir. This decision was very unusual for the time and led to decades of civil war upon Henry’s death after his nephew, Stephen seized the…
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Who was Adela of Normandy?

Though many of the details of life are unknown or disputed by historians, Adela of Normandy is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church and was the daughter of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England and his wife, Matilda of Flanders. Adela was born in the years…
Palaces & Buildings

Westminster Abbey building work unearths Medieval burial site

Westminster Abbey has been the site of many weddings, coronations and of course funerals. Over 3,300 people are buried in Westminster from royalty to nobility to scientists, and now we can add to that number. Westminster Abbey has been demolishing a 1950s lavatory block to make room for a new tower, which will be used to bring visitors to the attics of the building. Westminster Abbey Underneath…
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