A Royal Cousin

Once when I was too young to know better, I asked Lady la Mote if the king was my father. ‘Certainly not,’ she said, a flush creeping up from her wrinkly neck to the edges of her soft white veil. ‘He is your royal cousin.’ The flush deepened to cover the whole of her face […]

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Joan’s Blog

Who was the Fair Maid of Kent? Her name was Joan and she was born nearly 700 years ago. Fair?  She was fair in so far as she was “fair of face”. The chronicler Jean Froissart described her as “la plus belle dame de tout la roiaulme d’Engleterre” – the most beautiful woman in all the […]

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