Here in Britain, we have a long history of assassinated kings and are still debating many of them. Here’s a countdown of the murkiest and most mysterious kingly deaths in the last thousand years or so… 5. Edmund I (died 946) Grandson of Alfred the Great, Edmund I was a Saxon king of England whose… Continue reading Killing Britain’s kings — 5 unsolved monarch murders
A lot of the intrigue, conspiracy and political machinations in Game of Thrones come straight out of our own history books. This week I’m looking at some unsolved historical mysteries that inspired George R. R. Martin, author of the book series on which Game of Thrones is based... WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Martin’s A Song… Continue reading The real mysteries that inspired “Game of Thrones”
The death of King Edward II during his imprisonment at Berkeley Castle in 1327 is shrouded in mystery. Nobody knows for certain whether he died of natural causes, was murdered on the orders of his wife, or in fact swapped his clothes with a servant and escaped… It’s an understatement to say that Edward II… Continue reading The Death of Edward II – natural causes, suffocation or a red-hot poker up the bum?