2. Society Details
3. Chairman’s General Report
6. Carol Sargeant’s Novel About Katherine “Love, Honour And Royal Blood” - A Fourth Excerpt
The De Bohun Family Part Two
25. British Butterflies: An Introduction To The Lycaenidae (The “Blues”)
And The Nymphalidae (Tortoiseshells, Fritillaries And Admirals)
27. How The De Bohun Pendant On The Cover Of Issue
11 Might Have Been Lost
28. The Constable of the Castle Series, (2): Sir Walter Blount at Tutbury
Chairman’s General Report
7. Two Norfolk Visits : During the lives of Katherine Swynford and Joan Beaufort,
there were two female mystics who wrote about their visions: Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe of King’s Lynn...
13. Countess Zborowska’s Embroideries: One of Amy of Melbourne’s duties, according to John
of Gaunt’s Register, was to keep an immense stock of pearls of various sizes and to dispense them as required
to the various ladies of the Duchy of Lancaster entourage...
15. The de Bohun Family; Earls of Hereford, Essex
and Northampton and Constables of England in the Mid Fourteenth Century … Part One: The appearance of the de Bohun
arms on the pendant (shown on the front cover of the issue) is but a pale shadow of its original glory with regard to the
colours and somewhat inaccurate with regard to the design of the central diagonal bar...
3. Minutes of the Third AGM of the Society (May 10th, 2008): The Third AGM was held during the course
of the Sixth Study Day at Lincoln Cathedral.
4. The Agenda for the Fourth AGM of the Society: Held at 12:15 on
May 9th, 2009 at Lincoln Cathedral Library.
5. The Medieval Buildings at Kenilworth Castle: it is high time now
to take you on a tour around the castle as it stands today. The seven illustrations accompanying this article constitute a
partial tour of Kenilworth Castle...
8. The “Lincoln” Mystery Plays: drama was a
well established art form in both Greek and Roman times. Their plays were composed by famous authors and produced by troupes
of actors in huge semi-circular or circular open air theatres...
12. Tales From The Crypt (Part Two): Heraldry
by Judy Perry (with additions by Roger Joy): when armed with the dating tools of tomb type and costume, the last visual characteristic
of tombs that we will examine is that of heraldry. Historically, coats of arms were developed as a means of identifying
Medieval knights when their faces were obscured by their closed helmets during a battle...
17. The Constable of
the Castle Series, (1): Sir John Deyncourt at Kenilworth - In this first of a series about Constables of the various Lancastrian
castles, I propose discussing two members of the Deyncourt family, each of whom played a part...directly or indirectly in
the lives of Katherine and John...
1. Kenilworth by Moonlight: it was one of those magical days when everything goes just right. In midafternoon
I arrived at the Castle where John and Katherine spent so many happy hours together. The Norman keep grimly dominates the
1. Kenilworth to Kettlethorpe & Back Again! - Anya
Seton in her novel skips blithely from 1377 to Christmas of 1380. If we consult John of Gaunt’s Registers, however,
we find that from October 27 to November 9th of 1379, not a single day passes...
3. Chair's General Report: as this publication has turned out to be rather more substantial than is typical
for a “Newsletter”, the Committee has decided to rechristen it as the Journal of the Society...
4. The Robin, the Wren and the Goldfinch: Two New Contests: European Robins still
feature as part of the Christmas season celebrations. It has become a tradition for Robins to be included in the design of
many Christmas cards. In former centuries, here in Europe on December 26th (St. Steven’s Day) it was country tradition
to go out and “hunt the Wren”...
5. Corrections, Review
of Professor Goodman’s "Joan Beaufort"...
Palaces of the Bishops of Lincoln: Dr. Carol Bennett’s 2008 Study Day Lecture - I’d better come clean and admit
that these “reviews” of other person’s lectures are also partly essays in which I add some details that
were not included in the original lecture...
Royal & Duchy of Lancaster Financial Support: One published source of transcribed documents from the Medieval period is
contained in the “Rolls” series, so called because the parchments were attached to one another end to end and
rolled up into thick cylinders in order to minimise the space required for storage...
8. Feminine Fashions of the 1380s: Imagining a Kenilworth Wedding - Were there any great social occasions
at Kenilworth during Katherine and John’s time there ? One certainly notable event was the marriage in 1380 of John
and Blanche’s younger daughter Elizabeth to the underage Earl of Pembroke...
17. Tales from the Crypt: Decoding late medieval funeral monuments - Dead men -- and women -- do tell tales.
Specifically, we can learn a great deal about the deceased by the monument which either they, or their relatives, left in
23. A Proof of Age: Testimony regarding Thomas Swynford
- Originally this article was entitled An Inquisition Post Mortem on Behalf of Katherine’s Son Thomas Swynford owing
to its publication in a volume of such inquisitions.
24. The Tortuous
Trail from Ann Katherine Swynford Lambton to Marie St. Hilaire: Or how one thing leads to another: It was Christa Burch who
“discovered” a modern Katherine namesake back on May 14th of 2005 in message 1407 on the Yahoo Katherine Swynford
Discussion Group site. I'll let her speak for herself: “ PS -- while looking for something ENTIRELY different and
off-topic today, I stumbled across a writer named Ann Katherine Swynford Lambton. What do you think of that! Her pedigree
is listed here http://thepeerage. com/p5849.htm -- I wonder what the inspiration for her parent to include that particular
combination of middle names was? She's apparently still living; we should ask her!”
25. Stokesay Castle: A trip through Shropshire and Hereforshire - As usual, I’m running out of space
before I’ve managed to fit all my articles in. I’ve not said a word about the performance of the mystery plays
27. Some Views of Kenilworth (Photo Feature).