On this day in history, 17 December 1619, Prince Rupert of the Rhine was born to Frederick V and his wife Elizabeth Stuart, known to history as the Winter Queen. He was thus the nephew of King Charles I of England and cousin to King Charles II of England. Rupert was a noted soldier especially …

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As I’ve been signed off sick from the day job for a week, I don’t really have it in me to write a whole new blog post especially when I still have loads of other work to do (news on that coming soon!). So, as it’s the anniversary of the Battle of Cheriton, I thought …

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