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December News

Margaret at prayer and of her Coat of Arms is a detail from a prayer-roll © Jesus College Oxford

This image of Margaret of Anjou at prayer and of her Coat of Arms is a detail from a prayer-roll made for Margaret ca 1445–55, now in the archives of Jesus College Oxford. © Jesus College Oxford

The autumn season started well. Our meetings in October and November were very well attended and it was nice to welcome some new members. We were especially pleased to see a group of King James pupils listening to Rob Snow talk to us about Margaret of Anjou. Our society is keen on promoting an interest in history and sponsor a history prize at the school.
The Knaresborough Town Museum have also been busy over the past months, many of us attending the Community Archaeology Festival in the Centre on Chapel Street. It was here some of us heard whisper of new venue for the Museum after the project at the Old Castle Girls School failed. Knaresborough Town Museum now have the keys to new premises at 12, High Street, (the former Printzone premises) opposite the bus station which they hope to open early next year. They are holding a Christmas Craft Fayre at the new premises on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of December. We wish them every success for the future and in their ambition to find a long term permanent museum.

Read the Knaresborough Town Museum December Newsletter.

Margaret of Anjou and Queens College Cambridge

Philippa Gregory on Margaret of Anjou

English Monarchs – Margaret of Anjou