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Map showing Watling Street

Map showing Watling Street

The Battle of Watling Street (in red). Although heavily outnumbered, the Romans (led by Paulinus) decisively defeated the allied Celtic tribes. The battle marked the end of resistance to the Romans, who ruled southern Britain until 410 AD (main Wikipedia article on this battle)

The Battle of Watling Street (in red). Although heavily outnumbered, the Romans (led by Paulinus) decisively defeated the allied Celtic tribes. The battle marked the end of resistance to the Romans, who ruled southern Britain until 410 AD (main Wikipedia article on this battle)

Осада замка Мортань-сюр-Жиронд англичанами в 1377г.Миниат.XVв.

Осада замка Мортань-сюр-Жиронд англичанами в 1377г.Миниат.XVв.

Section of Ordnance Survey map of 1843 showing Watling Street crossing River Mersey at Stretford.

Section of Ordnance Survey map of 1843 showing Watling Street crossing River Mersey at Stretford.

Outraged by the abduction of his female subjects, Sabine(Etruscan) King Titus Tatius went to war with King Romulus.The Roman Empire

Outraged by the abduction of his female subjects, Sabine(Etruscan) King Titus Tatius went to war with King Romulus.The Roman Empire

In 1577, the English chronicler Raphael Holinshed published Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland. While the plot of Cymbeline was loosely based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's tale, the historical background came more directly from Holinshed's Chronicles. In fact, Chronicles was used as Shakespeare's primary historical reference for many of his other plays, including Macbeth and King Lear.

In 1577, the English chronicler Raphael Holinshed published Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland. While the plot of Cymbeline was loosely based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's tale, the historical background came more directly from Holinshed's Chronicles. In fact, Chronicles was used as Shakespeare's primary historical reference for many of his other plays, including Macbeth and King Lear.

the fan vaulted ceiling of the Chantry Chapel built for (but never occupied by) Margaret, Countess of Salisbury - the Last Plantagenet - in Christchurch Priory.  She was executed, aged 67, in the Tower of London on the 27 May 1541, in one of the most paranoid acts of the paranoid Henry VIII, and buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower.

the fan vaulted ceiling of the Chantry Chapel built for (but never occupied by) Margaret, Countess of Salisbury - the Last Plantagenet - in Christchurch Priory. She was executed, aged 67, in the Tower of London on the 27 May 1541, in one of the most paranoid acts of the paranoid Henry VIII, and buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower.

Detail of Geoffrey, from the Geoffrey Tapesty at Monmouth Priory   Geoffrey of Monmouth - Legend Maker	  Monmouth, a respectable market town in the far south east of Wales, sits upon the Monnow River. It was near here that the scholar and writer, Geoffrey of Monmouth, sometimes known in Welsh as ‘Geoffrey ab Arthur’ was apparently born

Detail of Geoffrey, from the Geoffrey Tapesty at Monmouth Priory Geoffrey of Monmouth - Legend Maker Monmouth, a respectable market town in the far south east of Wales, sits upon the Monnow River. It was near here that the scholar and writer, Geoffrey of Monmouth, sometimes known in Welsh as ‘Geoffrey ab Arthur’ was apparently born

Prince John Gaunt Plantagenet- my 14th great grandfather.

Prince John Gaunt Plantagenet- my 14th great grandfather.

Placing heads of traitors on pikes in front of the southern gatehouse became somewhat of a tradition starting in 1305 after William Wallace's death.

Placing heads of traitors on pikes in front of the southern gatehouse became somewhat of a tradition starting in 1305 after William Wallace's death.

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