Reflections of a Yorkist Realm websitePosted: 2012-09-26
If you like your history with a dose of art, have I got a website for you! Writer David Santiuste and photographer Rae Tan have collaborated on a fascinating website combining history and wonderful black and white photographs to illustrate places associated with the Yorkist cause during the Wars of the Roses.
The website is called Reflections of a Yorkist Realm, and it really is worth a browse. There are evocative photographs of 16 places linked to Yorkist history, including St Albans Abbey, Wigmore Castle, Cawood Castle, Lavenham Wool Hall, Kirby Muxloe Castle, Crowland Abbey, Bamburgh Castle, Damme Town Hall, Calais Harbour, Harlech Castle, Warkworth Castle, Little Malvern Priory, Leighton Buzzard, Micklegate Bar, Middleham Castle, and Towton.
You'll notice that not all places are in Britain, but 14 are (and I noticed with a bit of smug pride that I've visited most of them - but not all!) .
Each photo is accompanied by an article on the history of the location and its role in Yorkist history. There's also a short synopsis of the major events of the Wars of the Roses, beginning with the accession of Henry VI and ending with the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. But it's the photographs that really make the story of the Yorkist's come alive.