Haunted Britain: The Tower of London We English are obsessed with ghosts. It’s a statistical fact, according to Peter Ackroyd-in the very scary book The English Ghost-… Read more “Haunted Britain: Royals that go bump in the night”
The Angevin family is made up of bad tempers, spoilt brats, greed, lusty men and the odd bout of genius. Yes the ancient European family is not… Read more “Hasty Henry, Rich the Witch and Jealous John: A family tree rooted in Hell!”
A London, my hometown, capital of England and general hub of history and culture. With its stunning architecture, ‘interesting’ food and an endless supply of Boris bikes… Read more “Life in medieval London: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”
In honour of my tenth blog post here’s a little song to brush up your history! It’s not *strictly* Plantagenet but who doesn’t love Good Queen Bess?
Today I’m going to be writing about a controversial but relatively unknown figure in medieval Europe; driven and ambitious she could be argued to be England’s very… Read more “Great by birth: Empress Matilda”
Righty I thought I’d just describe the (future) king of the moment before I get on to nattering about France/manuscripts and general history-ness Bad tempered Henri: Henry/Henri… Read more “Trivia Time!”