‘No ship ever brought so much misery to England’ said William of Malmesbury writing just a few short years after the tragic events of 25 November 1120. Centuries of historians agree with him.
It was a rock in the seas around Barfleur that changed the course of history forever. Here, back
After last week’s post we’ve had lots of people ask about the corsair Gilles le Marchant, Sieur de Raffoville and godson of gentle Gilles de Gouberville. Did we know more about him and what was his bloody end? Well yes we do know a bit, our guest blogger knows quite
In 1066 Matilda, wife of William, Duke of Normandy, commissioned a ship for a king. Her husband was still a Duke but she knew he would conquer that muddy country to the north. The ship was built in Barfleur and named Mora.
Ship building for the invasion had started in the