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Tag: English History

Margi-snail-ia

Medieval snail marginalia: what does it all mean?!?! (I don’t really know.)

Joan, Minx of Wales

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Joan, Lady of Wales! Sex and Scandal! Historical click bait!

Vinegar Valentine

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!

Nicolaaaa de la Haye, Y’all!

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.

Mouthy Matilda

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.

Consumption

Sigh – oh to be consumptive! Just, you know, daydreaming about contracting my favourite disease.

Emma’s Dilemma: A Steamy Romance

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!

Fan Mail!

Somebody loooooooooooves me! And we say hello to Sister Wendy for the very first time.

Special Scything Announcement

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.

Jane & Edward

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).