The Bard, The Sweet Swan of Avon, The Immortal, The National Bard of England and An Upstart Crow… Yet three quarters of his plays delved into the comical theatrics of lands further afield, Why? The Merry Wives of Windsor being the only play in contemporary setting was an intended piece of satire published in 1602 … More Britain was never the soul of Will-Why do Shakespeare’s plays gravitate abroad?
Day One: 16/11/16 I’d lusted after Edinburgh from afar for absolutely ages, but it was only last week– after years of increasingly desperate planning– that I finally got the chance to visit the city of my dreams. Getting off the Megabus was tricky. For one, I’d been sitting for a twelve hour coach journey and … More Travel Journal: Museum Hopping in Edinburgh
Now, we have this man. And the man is a king, mind you. A great king. One who, allegedly, dared to say that He was the State. And, by the way, there is this tale of this man not really being the king, but a twin, or a lookalike, the real king being imprisoned behind … More Tous les matins du monde le Roi danse. Music in the Sun king’s era through French films.
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For me one of the best things about RPGs is the way they can transport you to another time and place like nothing else. Mostly I experience this with games that are set in a favourite universe of a book, movie or videogame; things like Lord of the Rings and Star…
Now, we have this man’s story. Nice, military guy, went to Middle-East. Got shot, serious injury in a hand; captured by the enemy, spent some time in prison in Northern Africa, where he was close to being beheaded. Finally he was released, went back home, wrote a book. Now, you are thinking. About the man, … More Would-be Movie Hero Writes a Book…
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Hi there! Today I come pretty full on. I have been taunting you about this for a while: Vikings here, Vikings there, Vikings everywhere. In my research, in my soup, on my screen…It’s about time you get to see what I am talking about. I have embrace this as part of…
Stardust Years is a brilliantly unique shop on the Winchester High Street, specialising in vintage and historical fashion items. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the shop for the first time and at once fell in love with the beautiful items on display. After my visit, I approached the owner Karen Fitzsimmons, and she … More Interview with Stardust Years owner, Karen Fitzsimmons.
Image of the famous Bed As a child, the 1971 film Bedknobs and Broomsticks often filled me with joy, with the mix of animation, upbeat songs and fun story providing me with many hours of entertainment as a child. The film for you of those that haven’t watched it (if not, get on Netflix now to … More Film Review- Bedknobs and Broomsticks- The Best Film to Teach British History?
Henry V is pretty awesome and it’s Shakespeare’s birthday this year so I’m going to kill two birds with one stone by writing about the role of Shakespeare’s history plays in the legacy of the great King. Henry V was one of the most successful English monarchs of the Middle Ages. Well regarded by historians … More Shakespeare and the Legacy of Henry V
Welcome to another Blog post. This may seem weird to you, after all, I’m not really known for my posts on Medieval history (well I’m not known at all really!), but after some of the people at the blog made fun of my lack of writing on this subject, I’d thought I would rise to … More King John: Is History a bit unfair?