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Cogidubnus - Rome Against Caratacus

Kings and Queens: The Story of Britain's Monarchs from Pre-Roman Times to Today

The Imperial Crown made for the coronation of Otto I, showing one of four enamel plaques representing King Solomon as the symbol of Wisdon, West German, late 10th century with later additions

Nottinghamshire's Hodsock Priory: People have lived at Hodsock for over 2000 years, with evidence from The Bronze Age, Roman, and Saxon farmers being discovered in the grounds. In 1086, Hodsock is listed in The Doomsday Book with Ulsí as the owner, pre the Norman Conquest. After this, Torald dé Lísorlís owned the estate, and it passed to the Cressy family through marriage from the mid-12th Century, for over 200 years. They entertained three kings here: Henry II, John, and Edward I.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

Italy before Roman conquest In its early years, the Romans shared Italy with several other peoples. The dominant power in the neighborhood of Rome was the Etruscans. We don't know very much about these people, in part because we haven't figured out how to read their distinctive language. But the evidence suggests that Rome was ruled by Etruscan kings until the Romans revolted and established a republic — an event that is traditionally dated to 509 BC.

Matilda, Empress Matilda 7 April 1141– 1 November 1141 Title disputed - born 7 February 1102 Sutton Courtenay daughter of Henry I and Edith of Scotland - died 10 September 1167 Notre Dame du Pré in Rouen aged 65

Losing it all – of James II and his crown

Today I thought we’d spend some time with James II. I am rather fascinated by this gentleman whose character must have been markedly affected by the terrifying events of his adolescence. Being some...

Nottinghamshire's Hodsock Priory: People have lived at Hodsock for over 2000 years, with evidence from The Bronze Age, Roman, and Saxon farmers being discovered in the grounds. In 1086, Hodsock is listed in The Doomsday Book with Ulsi as the owner, pre the Norman Conquest. After this, Torald de Lisorlis owned the estate, and it passed to the Cressy family through marriage from the mid-12th Century, for over 200 years. They entertained three kings here: Henry II, John, and Edward I.