'Lancastrian Numismatic Snippets' by Alan Dunlop (NSI-NB)
Most of us are familiar with the House of Lancaster and its pivotal place in the history of England. As numismatists, if we are interested in English coinage, we will know of the coins of the Lancastrian kings Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. The coins struck by these kings range from the generally very rare coins of Henry IV to some of the commonest medieval coins of Henry VI. This series has been studied in depth by countless numismatists over the years. These kings were not the only members of the House of Lancaster to have prominent roles in the politics and society of medieval England. It is some of these less well-known Lancastrians and their in some cases minor, but interesting nonetheless, numismatic connections are explored in this short article. Read the full story here..