Useful Links

The Lay of Angor website:

Helen Cox Funeral Celebrant: - humanist/secular funeral and memorial services for the Wakefield area, plus sales of SafeHands Funeral Plans

Historical Societies & Organisations:

Towton Battlefield Society - for news and information about the society that represents Britain's biggest and bloodiest battle on Palm Sunday 1461 

Richard III Society - the latest information on Britain's most maligned monarch.

Richard III Foundation Inc - American organisation dedicated to Richard III

The Battlefields Trust - the organisation that promotes all British battlefields

de re militari - the society for medieval military historians

The Churches Conservation Trust - the leading body for conserving historic churches no longer regularly used for worship

York Archaeological Trust - administers famous York sites like the city walls, Barley Hall and Mickelgate Bar

Boston Spa Archaeology & Heritage Group - a dynamic local society with lots of interesting practical archaeology projects, lectures, and an information-packed website

Wakefield Historical Society - information and events connected with Wakefield's local history

Friends of Sandal Castle - news and information about the Sandal Community and the Castle's newly formed Friends group

Yorkshire Archaeological Society - lectures, events and publications on all aspects of Yorkshire archaeology, including an extensive research library based in Leeds

Historical Craftspeople:

Medieval Art & Woodcraft - makers of artworks, wooden furniture and historical replicas for re-enactors

House of Freyja - handmade pagan, Viking and medieval-inspired jewellery, cloaks and runestones

Jayne Milner - roving apothecary, wise woman, clinical herbalist and Reiki practitioner

Douggie the Wood - wood craftsman andperiod furniture maker - medieval furnishings to die for!

Historical Shoes and Boots - quality period footwear by Andy Burke

Trinity Court Potteries - hand-crafted replica period ceramics

Historical Resources:

British History Online - valuable collection of primary and secondary historical sources - articles, information and reviews on worldwide medieval themes

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - 55,000 biographies of people who shaped British history

History Times - articles, news and book reviews on historical topics ancient and modern

History of the British Pound - a look at the development of our coinage from the Anglo-Saxon period

Rickaro Books - traditional bookshop stocking many historical titles, based in Horbury, Wakefield

Historical Re-enactment & Living History:

Wars of the Roses Federation - umbrella organisation for 15th century re-enactment households

Living History Forum - online forum for re-enactors, traders, craftspeople etc

Publishing Resources:

York Publishing Services Ltd - service for self-publishers covering every aspect of the process from design to distribution