Feature History - War of the Roses
Hello and welcome to Feature History, featuring the War of the Roses, a video that is certainly not early this month, and a fancy new intro.
Grace O'Malley (l. c. 1530-1603) was an Irish chieftain and seafarer who became famous as a pirate and rebel during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603) who was trying to increase her control of Irish lands. O'Malley's exploits...
Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Hastings in south-east England on 14 October 1066 saw the defeat of the Anglo-Saxon king Harold II (r. Jan-Oct 1066) by the invading Norman army led by William, Duke of Normandy (reigned from 1035). After a day of heavy fighting...
Pilgrimage of Grace
The Pilgrimage of Grace is the collective name for a series of rebellions in northern England, first in Lincolnshire and then in Yorkshire and elsewhere between October and December 1536 CE. Nobles, clergy, monks, and commoners united to...
Richard II & the Peasants' Revolt
A 15th century CE medieval manuscript illustration showing Richard II of England (r. 1377-1399 CE) meeting the rebels of the 1381 CE Peasants' Revolt in London. (National Library of France, Paris)
Arms of Richard I
The arms of Richard I, king of England from 1189 to 1999 CE, and Engish kings thereafter.
Tomb of Richard I
The effigy of Richard I Lionheart, king of England from 1089 to 1099 CE. Abbey of Fontevraud, France.
Battle of Agincourt
The Battle of Agincourt on 25 October 1415 saw Henry V of England (r. 1413-1422) defeat an overwhelmingly larger French army during the Hundred Year's War (1337-1453). The English won thanks to the superior longbow, field position, and discipline...
Elizabethan Explorers, Privateers & Colonists
The reign of Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603 CE) witnessed an extraordinary spurt of exploration as tiny wooden ships boldly set sail from English shores to cross the world's oceans. Famous mariners like Francis Drake, Martin Frobisher...
Eleanor of Aquitaine: the Medieval Queen of England and France in the High Middle Ages
Eleanor of Aquitaine was an impressive and powerful woman during the High Middle Ages. Not only did she own the land of Aquitaine, a large chunk of southwestern France at the time, but during her life she was the Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen...