The Early Modern Witch Craze

I lecture on Early Modern England and one of the most interesting topics I teach (and the most popular with…

My Favourite Inspirational Quotes From History

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, we all need a good old pick me up! I’ve put together a…

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…

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…

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…

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…