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The Friaries and Priories of Ipswich

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On the bottom left is the Buttermarket Centre, formerly the home of the Whitefriars or Carmelites. There were Greyfriars (Franciscans, whose name survives near Princes Street) and Blackfriars (Dominicans, based near St. Mary’s Quay).

The mid-“Tudor” Christchurch Mansion, on the bottom right, is on the site of the Holy Trinity Priory. Whether this was newly built or merely adapted, is presently uncertain. There was also a Priory of St. Peter and St. Paul, partially replaced by Wolsey’s Gate, above.

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Leiston Abbey

The Mid-Anglia Group visited the remains of Leiston Abbey about ten years ago. Here is Lizzie Drake’s take on it, for English History Authors:
http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/finding-ruins-of-medieval-leiston-abbey.htmlLeistonAbbey

Richard and John de la Pole I and II….

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Hull de la Poles

This article is about the de la Poles and their connection with Hull. The author rather muddles some members of the family but there are no nasty comments about Richard III.

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/…/story-29118778-…/story.html

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Today’s new special stamps …

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Sir Brian Tuke by Hans Holbein Sir Brian Tuke by Hans Holbein

… are about the history of the Royal Mail and it’s predecessors:
http://shop.royalmail.com/issue-by-issue/royal-mail-500/icat/royalmail500

As you can see, they feature Sir Brian Tuke, who Henry VIII made Master of the King’s Posts in 1512. He occupied other positions, including clerk of the council of Calais, Treasurer of the Household and secretary to Cardinal Wolsey:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Tuke
http://www.oxforddnb.com/index/27/101027803/

One of his principal duties must have been organising the deliveries of the 72,000 death warrants Henry VIII mandated.

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John Ashdown-Hill and the myths about Richard….

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John Ashdown-Hillhttp://www.chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk/news/colchester/14304947.Top_Five_picks_for_this_year_s_Essex_Book_Festival/

For those who can get to Wivenhoe Library on March 2, one of the picks is John Ashdown-Hill’s The Mythology of Richard III:-

John Ashdown-Hill: The Mythology of Richard III, Wivenhoe Library, High Street, Wivenhoe, Wednesday, March 2, 7pm. £7, £5 concessions. THE Essex-based historian was one those responsible for finding the lost remains of Richard III under a Leicester car park in 2012. In his latest book he unravels the web of myths of a king who according to Shakespeare was a hunchback tyrant that killed his own nephews.the web of myths of a king who according to Shakespeare was a hunchback tyrant that killed his own nephews.

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