Joanna Plantagenet was Queen of Sicily, and the Countess of Toulouse. She was the daughter of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, born in October 1165. She died on 4 September 1199. At age eleven, Joanna (or Joan) wed William II, King of Sicily. Widowed at 24, she was held under house arrest for […]
Facts and fiction… leaving dead sheep in your garden will get you a fine!
I spotted this little factoid in Land and People in Medieval Lincolnshire by Graham Platts, proving that there were strange crimes even back in the Middle Ages: “…Richard of Grayingham, an apparently prosperous butcher in the parish of St. Mary le Wigford, left forty dead sheep with flesh and hides on them in his garden, […]