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The Scottish Wars

The overview of the Scottish Wars of Independence and the international climate during the late 1290s started with the death of King Alexander III of Scotland from riding off a cliff. Some believed it was murder, others thought it was bad luck, but we shall never know the truth. This left the Scottish throne to…

Dan Jones’s The Plantagenet

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones tells the story of the first eight Plantagenet monarchs that ruled England between 1154 and 1399, beginning with Henry I and ending with the disposition of Richard II. Each monarch, in turn, has his story told; which wars he fought in, the land he gained and lost, who he married, and…

England’s First Plantagenet King

The parents of King Henry II, Geoffrey Count of Anjou, and Empress Matilda, also called the Lady of England. Geoffrey Plantagenet   Henry’s father was Geoffrey V (24 August 1113 – 7 September 1151), called the Handsome, the Fair or Plantagenet, was the Count of Anjou, Touraine, and Maine by inheritance from 1129, and also the…

Why Is The United Kingdom Called The “United Kingdom”?

For people living in the United States or anywhere in the world, you may wonder what to call the United Kingdom people tend to call it England, but that’s not right.   The United Kingdom is also technically incorrect, and the name should be the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   Okay,…

In England, Poorer Students Are Up To Three A-Level Grades Behind Wealthier Students.

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  The new study finds that the disadvantage gap – the gap in educational attainment between poorer students and their peers – is substantial during the 16-19 education phase, with poorer students continuing to see far worse educational outcomes than their better-off peers.   To date, most existing research on the disadvantage gap in education…

A Summary of the 2022 UK Local Elections

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  Local elections were conducted in the UK on May 5th, 2022. Up for election were seated in 146 of the 333 councils in England, all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, and all of Wales’s 22. In total, there were 6,899 seats up for election – 4,441 in England, 1,227 in Scotland, and 1,231 in…

History With Crusader Kings: Harold II Godwineson

First off, I would like to mention that this History with Crusader Kings article will have a different format from previous articles. This one will attempt to focus specifically only on comparisons between historical accounts and in-game depiction. This format might stay for several upcoming articles up to a point. Harold II is one of…

History With Crusader Kings: William II ‘the Conqueror’

William II is the hardest option to play in the Fate of England bookmark. He is the duke of Normandie and begins at war with England. Although only owning a duchy, William has a sizeable army of special event troops. And obviously, your greatest goal is to win the English throne from Harold. With Harald…

History with Crusader Kings: Alfred

The soon-to-be-King Alfred is one of the recommended starts for experienced players. In Crusader Kings, he begins as the Earl of Dorset serving under his brother, Æthelred. Æthelred would have his hands full with a defensive alliance against the great Viking invasion. It is very likely for Æthelred to die in the war, leading to…

UK Must Prepare – Boris Johnson warns the country for the winter COVID

With 38,0013 fresh cases and 167 new deaths recorded within 28 days, UK’s Covid situation seems to have escalated. But with the winters approaching, the situation just might get worse. UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson has said that the country is heading towards an uncertain winter and for that, ‘we must be prepared.’ Johnson is…