Category Archives: Nobility

The Queen appoints new members to the Order of the Garter

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The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded by Henry III in 1348. Henry, his son Edward, The Black Prince and 24 other Knights were the founding members. Since inception, the order only allows 24 living members besides the King (or Queen) and the Prince of Wales Normally new Knights are appointed on St…

Happy Birthday to Edward IV, King of England

Edward IV turns 573 today! Edward was the King of England twice during the Wars of the Roses. His first kingship was from 4 March 1461 until 3 October 1470. He was deposed for a few months by Henry VI. He returned to the throne on 11 April 1471 and remained King until his death…

I’ll Be King For Christmas: Medieval Coronations on Christmas Day

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Crowning ceremonies have existed since Ancient Times and are even described in detail in two books of the Bible, Kings II and Chronicles II. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the coronations became commonplace as the the Kings were seen as ordained by God. Perhaps one of the most famous Christmas Day Coronations is…

Aethelstan, Anglo-Saxon King of England

King Aethelstan | Medieval Archives

Susan Abernethy joins Medieval Archives with another fantastic post! Susan is the Freelance History Writer, covering topics from Ancient history to the 20th Century. Visit her blog at thefreelancehistorywriter.com. You can also like The Freelance History Writer on Facebook or follow Susan on Twitter. ~The Archivist Aethelstan was the first King of Wessex to bring…

Edward the Confessor, King of England

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Susan Abernethy joins the Medieval Archives with another great post. Susan is the Freelance History Writer, covering topics from Ancient history to the 20th Century. Visit her blog at thefreelancehistorywriter.com. You can also like Susan on Facebook or follow Susan on Twitter. ~The Archivist Edward the Confessor was the last Anglo-Saxon king who could trace…

Happy Birthday Henry V

Today is the 625th birthday of Henry V. A true warrior king who defied the odds and defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt. Happy Birthday Henry! You don’t look a day over 624… We Few, We Happy Few