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Old 04-03-2015, 11:49 AM
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The remains of an English king could be dug up from a Faversham school field.

Just days after thousands gathered for the reburial of Richard III, plans to excavate the playing fields at the Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (QE) have been unveiled with the hope finding the bones of King Stephen.

The body of the medieval king, along with his wife Queen Matilda and son Eustace, were buried in the grounds of the former Faversham Abbey church in 1154.
More: Is King Stephen under Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School playing fields in Faversham?
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:29 PM
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What a tumultuous reign Stephen had! Never able to reign with full confidence after 1138. It must have been a ghastly time to be alive. Life was hard enough without a civil war raging.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:52 PM
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Have you read The Brother Cadfael Books, by Ellis Peters? They take place during King Stephen's reign and the Civil War.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:54 PM
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And, I agree. Seems like a hard time to live in so many ways.
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Sharon Kay Penman has a whole series covering this era and beyond. It's fiction however the historical content is accurate from what I understand/have read.

It starts when Matilda was only a girl and covers everything from that point to thru/during the reign of King John (her grandson).


https://faceintheblue.wordpress.com/...enryiitrilogy/


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I like Stephan...I don't know why but I can't help to Like him...I also like Henry II.
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I like Stephan...I don't know why but I can't help to Like him...I also like Henry II.
I too like Stephen - sure he wasn't all that good a monarch but I still like him (but then I prefer John to his brother as well).

Something about them appeals to me somehow.
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