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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You Should Have Seen It in Color: A Photographic Tour of Italy and the U.K. in B&W

Someone once said, “You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” As I’ve struggled over the past couple of weeks for a topic to blog on (being the ever indecisive Libra), I decided to give readers a taste of my secret pleasure, black and white photography. The…

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Lancaster to York: When Royal Family Quarrels Turn Personal

I’ve decided to try a different approach to my blog for the remainder of my trip and for future posts. I’m going to be posting pictures, some recent, some not so recent, and tell what was happening then rather than rambling on through long posts about meaningful (and sometimes meaningless)…

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