Isabella of England Countess of Bedford

The betrothals of Princess Isabella of England, Countess of Bedford

This article was written by Hannah Pym. A particularly interesting example that demonstrates the unstable and calculating nature of arranging marriages of royal daughters was that of Isabella, eldest daughter of Edward III. Isabella defied all common stereotypes of a princess’s marriage by not becoming married until she was thirty-three. She also married a man [read more]

Beatrice of England

The Ruins of Christ Church Greyfriars

This little gem is in the middle of busy London, near St. Paul’s Cathedral. Christ Church Greyfriars has its roots in the 13th century but the monastery was dissolved in 1538 and what remained of the medieval church was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666. A new church was built on the site, designed [read more]