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…

A Visit to Canterbury Cathedral

One of my favourite road trips this year was our trip to Canterbury. I have always wanted to visit this…

The Re-Emergence of the Submerged Derwent Village

For anyone who is interested in seeing the remnants of Derwent village, hurry down to Ladybower Reservoir before the remains…

13 Halloween Facts

The roots of Halloween go back centuries. Today Halloween is often treated as a fun family festival, however, the festival…