The Crown of Thorns – From Jerusalem to the Cathedral of Notre Dame

And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right…

International Women’s Day: My Medieval Heroine – Melisende of Jerusalem

In light of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share the story of a little known medieval heroine. Melisende of…

How to Create Your Own Family Tree

I’m a medieval historian by trade, holding a PhD and specialising in gender and the crusades. I am accustomed to…

My Favourite Latin Phrases

Just for fun! I thought I’d share with you a selection of Latin phrases I’ve come to know over the…

10 Tips: Dealing with Exam Stress

I have a wealth of experience in this field, having sat innumerable exams throughout my education. From SATS, GCSEs, A…

Firth Family Road Trip – Carlisle Castle

We have had English Heritage membership for the past 12 months now and, after recently renewing our membership, we’ve decided…