What do Blandifers, misericords, Santas, and terrines have in common? One eventful weekend away in Somerset!
Medieval snail marginalia: what does it all mean?!?! (I don’t really know.)
I took a day trip to Hever Castle and now feel I must defend Anne Boleyn against 481 years of wrongdoing.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Joan, Lady of Wales! Sex and Scandal! Historical click bait!
An agoraphobe’s guide to having it all a la Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany. Some people have all the luck!
In which I try to convince you how great Valentine’s Day is by showing you how much worse it could be? Makes sense? No? Stop ruining this day for me! Let me love love!
Say hey to Nicolaa de la Haye! Both tough as nails and submissive henchwoman to King John, she challenged cultural norms and cut an interesting figure.
Red Wedding? It was more like an Abstemious Banquet for the likes of Matilda de Braose when she chose to cross the merciless King John.
Join me on my exploration of tipsy film research, cuckolding cats, and poor Countess Alys’s Medieval marriage market plight.
Rosamund Clifford and Eleanor of Aquitaine go head-to-head for Henry II’s affection… or do they?
Sigh – oh to be consumptive! Just, you know, daydreaming about contracting my favourite disease.
In which I take scarce historical facts, personally read into them, and pass off my interpretation as truth. Also in which I continue to apply Game of Thrones characters to historical figures. Oh, and True Blood vampires. Do I watch too much HBO? Wine!
Somebody loooooooooooves me! And we say hello to Sister Wendy for the very first time.
Join me in taking a brief look (look at him!!) at Aidan Turner topless… errrrrr, I mean, a brief look at the upcoming premiere of Poldark on BBC1.
Meet Jane Eyre (a sweet angel sent down from heaven to grace us mere mortals with her presence) and her brother Edward Fairfax Rochester (a tyrannical pig dressed in a cat suit).
Meet the real life Cersei Lannister and her sub-par offspring as we dive into our first History of England post.