Tag: Medieval

The Border Reivers

The Border Reivers were a formidable force in the history of Britain, particularly during the tumultuous period from the late 13th century to the early 17th century. These raiders, hailing from both Scottish and English descent, operated along the Anglo-Scottish border, a region marked by constant strife and conflict.

The Lawson-Tancred family

The Lawson-Tancred family, with its roots deeply embedded in English history, boasts several notable figures who have made significant contributions to their fields and society. The lineage of the family can be traced back to the Norman Conquest, with Richard Tankard, who owned lands at Boroughbridge in Yorkshire shortly after this pivotal event in English history.

The Premonstratensians

The Premonstratensians, emerging in the early 12th century, represent a unique blend of monastic traditions and clerical duties. Founded by St. Norbert of Xanten in Prémontré, France, this order of canons regular adopted the Rule of St. Augustine but infused it with the rigorous asceticism reminiscent of the Cistercian way of life.

The growth of Christianity 50AD – 1100AD

We look at the development of Christianity from 50AD to 1100AD in both the broader European context and also for the people of Brigantia.

The Percy Family

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The Percy family, Earls of Northumberland, were influential figures, with their ancestral seat at Alnwick Castle providing a power base in the north.

Katherine Parr

Katherine Parr, known for her role as the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII, was a significant figure in the Tudor period, not just for her royal marriage but also for her impact on Yorkshire, a region she influenced through her marriage to John Neville, Lord Latimer.

The Latimer Family

The Latimer family name, has its origins tracing back to the Old French term “latinier,” denoting a clerk or a scribe who was proficient in Latin, the lingua franca of medieval Europe’s educated elite.

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