15 May, 2015


Oh dear, I'm really not having a lot of luck with my health this year. For the second time in a few weeks I'm suffering from corneal erosion, which is just as painful and horrible as it sounds. I'm typing this with the affected eye closed and sitting in the dark as the eye is so sensitive to light. No chance at all to research and write a proper post, I'm afraid, so here are some pics to be going on with till I've recovered (very soon, I hope). All pics were taken by me.

Ruins of Knaresborough Castle, North Yorkshire, formerly Piers Gaveston's.

Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, formerly Roger Mortimer's.

Caernarfon Castle, North Wales, birthplace of You Know Who.


Kasia Ogrodnik said...

I hope you will feel better soon, Kathryn! Fingers crossed for your speedy recovery.

Kathryn Warner said...

Thanks, Kasia! It seems a bit better today, thank goodness.

Mimi said...

Oh ouch. That sounds awful. Gentle hugs

Kathryn Warner said...

Thanks, Mimi, much appreciated!

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Sami Parkkonen said...

Lovely pictures! Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Will keep you in my prayers ... hope you recover quickly.


Kathryn Warner said...

Thank you, Sami and Esther!

Anerje said...

I thought something was up - a week and no Edward II post?! So sorry to hear about your eye problems again. Get well soon!

Christopher Johnson said...

Thanks for the pics. Increase your intake of Vitamin D3 to at least 3,000 IU daily.

Kathryn Warner said...

Thanks, Anerje!

Christopher, thanks for the tip! I do have a vitamin D3 supplement as it happens, so will up the dosage.

Gabriele Campbell said...

Get better soon.

And more castles for my list (except Caernarfon which I've already visited). Need to save up some money for an UK trip again.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs Warner

So sorry to hear this.
Wishing you a speed recovery.
Thanks so much for your wonderful contribution and
elaborated knowlegde about this very interesting
period in English medieval history.
I uses one of the wonderful photo's you posted
in this post for an article I am about to write,
of course mentioning the link to your
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed/Amsterdam/The Netherlands

Anonymous said...

So sorry you are unwell. As your post was a few days ago I hope you are on the mend now. The photographs are great. Somebody I was at school with lives in Knaresborough but we are out of touch now. I really haven't much excuse for not visiting Ludlow Castle though (I've been past it) as it is in a neighbouring county to mine and I have reached the magic age where I have a free bus pass.

Patricia O

S said...

Thank you for these photos.
i hope you'll get better soon!

Kathryn Warner said...

Thank you for the kind wishes, Astrid, Patricia and S!