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Henry Stafford

The History Jar In 1457 Margaret Beaufort, shown here in later life, along with her brother-in-law Jasper Tudor left Pembroke Castle.  They were on their way to arrange a marriage. The groom in question was Henry Stafford.  He was the second son of the Duke of Buckingham. The pair married […]

Medieval Medicine – or lack thereof

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of medicine is: the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery). a drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease: a spell, charm, or fetish believed to have […]

Current work-in-progress

I thought that I might, from time to time, post parts of my current work-in-progress. I haven’t named it yet – and I’m open to suggestions. In 1883, a young couple immigrated from England to Australia following a hasty marriage. Within weeks their first child was born. They were both only […]