English Island Seeks a Landlord-King Who Likes Solitude, Seals and Beer

The island is also where Lambert Simnel, the young son of an Oxford tradesman, landed in June 1487 with an army of mercenaries and a claim to be the rightful heir to England’s throne. He marched on London, was promptly defeated by Henry VII, and wound up a kitchen servant. The “King of Piel” custom […]

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