Tag: History

A to Z of The Plantagenets

For each day in April 2016 I will be writing about The Plantagenets. A family that ruled over England from the 12th to the 15th century. A family powerful and feared, a English history of violence, power, betrayal and greed. This is a family like no other so be sure to join me on my quest as I research and write up the story of The Plantagenets.

The planned schedule is listed below:

A 01/04/16 Aquitaine – Eleanor of Aquitaine
B 02/04/16 Battle of Bannockburn
C 04/04/16 Crusades – Richard The Lionheart
D 05/04/16 Simon de Montfort
E 06/04/16  Evesham – Battle of Evesham
F 07/04/16 Falconry
G 08/04/16 Gory Medieval Tortures
H 09/04/16 Henry II
I 11/04/16 Isabella ‘the She-wolf’ of France
J 12/04/16 John Lackland – King John of England
K 13/04/16 Knights Templar
L 14/04/16 Longshanks – Edward I
M 15/04/16 The Marshal – William Marshal
N 16/04/16 Nuns and Infamous Military Campaign of 1379
O 18/04/16 Oxford – Provisions of Oxford
P 19/04/16 Plague – The Black Death or Bubonic Plague 1348 – 1350
Q 20/04/16  Quercy – Treaty of Paris 1259
R 21/04/16 Richard II
S 22/04/16  Stephen – King Stephen of England
T 23/04/16 Thomas Becket
U 25/04/16  Usury – Moneylending in Medieval England
V 26/04/16  Villages in Medieval England
W 27/04/16 William Wallace
X 28/04/16 X for Cross – Eleanor Cross
Y 29/04/16 Young King Henry
Z 30/04/16  Z the end of the Alphabet and the end of my story of The Plantagenets

A-Z Challenge of The Plantagenets

For this Fridays blog I have decided to reveal my A-Z Challenge subject. The question was should I choose random subjects each day or stick to a specific topic. Obviously random would have been far easier but where is the fun in that, so I have opted to do an A-Z of The Plantagenets.

The Plantagenets my favourite dynasty that ruled England for 400 year in medieval times. A family ruled by greed and power, hate and love. And, if that is not enough there is deceit and some of the bloodiest and cruelest battles in history. I am currently working on my list for each letter and will publish that soon. Subscribe so you don’t miss any and get updates when each publication is issued on this fascinating trip across medieval England.

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The A-Z Challenge runs throughout April 2016 and on each day excluding Sunday I will write about a  different subject working through A to Z.