Who were the Knights Templars Anyway?

As an undergraduate, I fell in love with the Knights Templars and when I lecture on the topic of the…

How to Survive the Viva

I wrote this article some time ago. It was a piece I had written within weeks of surviving my Viva!…

How Do We Define the Middle Ages?

We know that the Middle Ages or the Medieval Period lasted for around 1,000 years. Although opinions differ, this period…

The Alices of the Pendle Witch Trials

As a historian, one of my areas of interest is the history witchcraft and the witchcraft trials of the past.…

Reading the Classics: Jane Eyre

The second Brontë novel in my Reading the Classics series is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. A romance yet a…

Does Bigfoot Exist?

Ever since childhood, I have been obsessed with the creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. This is all part of…

British Prime Ministers: 10 Amazing Facts

1. The Longest Serving Prime Minister Widely acknowledged as the first British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole was indeed the longest…