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  • Over 1000 events
    Over the past months or so, we have added numerous events to the history of both Pontefract and Sandal Castles, which means we have¬†now over 1,000 entries in total. FacebookPinterestTwitterTumblremailShare this…
  • Welcome to 2022
    A Happy New Year to all our readers – we will be developing and adding to this site further throughout this coming year and will hopefully be able to soon update you with some exciting news on forthcoming tours and talks. Stay tuned. FacebookPinterestTwitterTumblremailShare this…
  • Anthony Woodville’s body
    Danielle Burton has been in touch with us again. She would like to ascertain what exactly happened to Anthony Woodville’s body after his execution, as several theories have been put forward. If anyone has evidence about this event, could you please use the ‘Contact Us’ button to the right of this page. Danielle would welcome followers of her blog; the link is here: https://voyagerofhistory.wordpress.com/category/fifteenth-century/ FacebookPinterestTwitterTumblremailShare this…
  • Elizabeth Ashworth
    We have recently been in contact with Elizabeth Ashworth – author of historical fiction. Elizabeth commented that the website is ‘an amazing resource with lots of interesting information – it is good to see others spreading the knowledge of the de Lacy family’. Elizabeth has her own fascinating website with lots of information on the de Lacy family. You can find her website here at elizabethashworth.com FacebookPinterestTwitterTumblremailShare this…
  • Pontefract final siege map
    We have recently been contacted by Ben Hardiment, a descendant of Charles Fairfax, uncle of renowned Parliamentarian commander-in-chief during the English Civil War, Sir Thomas Fairfax. Ben has kindly contributed a map of Pontefract Castle’s final¬† siege, dated 1648, which he inherited. FacebookPinterestTwitterTumblremailShare this…