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Exotic Animals in the Tower of London

Written by Expert Contributor, Cassidy Cash The Tower of London was first established by William the Conqueror in 1066 as a show of power, an act of defense, and a gateway into the city of London.  Close to 200 years later in the year 1200, the Tower of London became the place to store exotic…More

Mary of Burgundy

Written by Assistant Editor, Heather R. Darsie Marie de Valois, Hereditary Duchess of Burgundy, was born on 13 February 1457. She was born at Coudenburg Palace in Brussels, which existed since at least the 12th century. Known commonly as Mary of Burgundy, her parents were Charles Martin, known as the Bold, and Isabelle of Bourbon. Isabelle was…More

Aethelred the Unready

Guest post by Expert Contributor Susan Abernethy, originally published on The Freelance History Writer website. A thirteenth century chronicler recorded Aethelred as being named “Un-raed” which has come to mean Unready in modern terms. The name Aethelred is a compound of two words: Aethel meaning “prince” and raed meaning “noble counsel”. Un-raed means “no counsel”…More

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