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…

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…

20 Medieval Words We Should Bring Back!

Just for fun! I’ve compiled a top 20 list of medieval words we should bring back, just because they’re awesome…

10 Facts you Probably Didn’t Know About The Normans

Here’s a collection of facts that you may or may not already know about a fascinating bunch of people known…

Who were the Knights Templar Anyway?

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