Is 2016 the worst year ever? Plantagenet Lions looks back at some other years that plain sucked.
Ah Normandie, home to quality cider, lots of cathedrals, and of course a whole heap of history. From conquests, revolutions, and total desolation in the last 70-something… Read more “Stormin’ Normans: Travels through Normandy Part I!”
Dear loyal readers, It has been a very long time since I updated this blog-something which is entirely my fault-but I have been rather swamped in the… Read more “A note on slush piles, agents and my laziness!”
It’s been a long (nearly) 9 months since I decided to immerse myself in history, manuscripts and France, in a shameless attempt to start on one… Read more “Making The Middle Ages Modern: The Problem Of Male Protagonists”
Ah the New Year; the only time we ever truly believe that we’ll give up chocolate, go to the gym five times and week and-gasp-stop watching endless… Read more “Writing, research & rants: The B**** is back!”
Anybody who lives in England will know that we’re now officially in winter weather; as I type this rain is running down the pavement like a miniature… Read more “Why does it always rain on me? Medieval Weather Woes”
As Anthony coos ‘there’s no place like London’ in the opening of Sweeney Todd, I can’t help but smile fondly and nod in agreement. London is simply… Read more “Rediscovering South London, a lost city”
Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm from an anointed king; The breath of worldly men cannot depose The deputy elected… Read more “In defence of Bolingbroke: Why Henry IV isn’t so bad”