Cadzow Castle

Cadzow is one of these places where the intervening centuries have left a considerable mark. Perhaps this is not even so obvious to the casual visitor (including myself), but I think the people who originally built this place must notice a few things (even leaving the state of the fort aside). Namely, I wonder how much the Avon has eaten away at its’ constricting walls, cutting into the base of the valley. Continue reading “Cadzow Castle”

Review: ‘Lancaster and York’, Alison Weir

Lancaster and York: The Wars of the RosesLancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this a good overview of this period of civil wars though perhaps it’s easier to not think of them as civil wars, as Ms Weir concludes. Nevertheless, this account is good and detailed and steps towards the conflict with an inexorable strength from the very beginning of the 15th century. Continue reading “Review: ‘Lancaster and York’, Alison Weir”

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