Daily History Byte: ‘Henry I’s remains’ found beneath tarmac at Reading Gaol

In 2011, the skeleton of King Richard III was discovered in Leicester, UK. Now, it’s possible that archaeologists have uncovered another of Britain’s kings under a carpark in Reading. Britain’s kings appear to be making a habit of this. First it was Richard III, whose bones were found under a car…

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The White Rose Bled Red: Was Henry VI to Blame for the Fifteenth Century English Civil Wars?

(Author’s note: This post is based on research conducted at my time at Lancaster University in the U.K. Note that no primary sources were consulted given the nature of the assignment.) The fifteenth century saw a period of civil wars in Britain, later termed the Wars of the Roses. Most…

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