The Colosseum, A Brief History

It is the most impressive, the most stately, the most solemn, grand, majestic, mournful sight, conceivable. Never, in its bloodiest…

Family Fun at Ordsall Hall

On a wet and cold February half term day, we explored a number of attractions in Salford. The morning we…

Reading the Classics: Of Mice and Men

Unlike many of my peers, I did not read Of Mice and Men at school. This novel has been studied…

Reading the Classics: Emma

The latest instalment to my ‘Reading the Classics‘ series is Jane Austen’s Emma. I must say throughout my journey of…

The English Reformation. Henry, Catherine and Anne

One of the most complicated subjects I have taught is English Reformation. It is quite often difficult to explain just…

Ancient Aliens?

I’ve always been intrigued by the ancient aliens or ancient astronaut theory. A theory that suggests aliens visited our planet…

Life For Women in the Late Medieval Period

Life for Women in the Late Medieval Period As I concluded one of my lectures last year on the Middle…