Despite the romantic aesthetic of the name that the Victorians came to coin this period with there is very little beauty to be found in this period of English history. It was a grim time of unrest for the country as a whole and would reshape the governing of the kingdom as it was known, … Continue reading The War Of The Roses: The Road to Civil war.
Throughout the centuries it is nearly undisputable that Christianity has played a major role in shaping the history of Europe. Whether it was personal pursuit of religious enlightenment, proving your devotion to Christianity, infighting debate or more cynically as a method of control it has been a driving force of so many events. Pilgrimage is … Continue reading What can the patterns of pilgrimage to Rome tell us about the social and political dynamics of early modern Europe?
Hello, Readers. It has been a long time since I posted an essay, this year has certainly been a trial for many people and I myself have been dealing with many changes to my work and personal life. However I still have a healthy passion for history blogging that has not dwindled over these strange … Continue reading Announcement!
After three years, White returned to the colony. What he found chilled him to the bone. The Roanoke colony was gone, the buildings neatly taken down, no signs of anyone alive or dead. The only hint being two carvings. On a large tree they found “CRO” and a fence post bearing the craving “CROATOAN”. For … Continue reading The Roanoke colony: What happened?
https://youtu.be/4lJgJqoCL2g Mother Shipton, England's most famous Seer, has gone down in history. But Who was she really?
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Anne Lister, a landowner who is best remembered because of her letters and diaries. She broke the expectations of her time and became a renowned businesswoman. What did it take for a woman to excel in these times? Anne was born as the second child of the notable soldier Jeremy Lister, but out of four … Continue reading Anne Lister:The Diaries that shocked the Country
We know the stories of outlaws and all their thrilling adventures. But what where these crime gangs really like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6pOcHi4aeY
Everyone knows the story of the Spanish Armada of 1588 and the subsequent victory of the rag tag English ships. But the conflict didn't end in 1588. The Anglo-Spanish wars would continue for decades. Welcome to one of the forgotten failures of England's own aggression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyvy6z_OQxU
It’s wildly accepted that crime and punishment in history has been brutal. A person could find themselves facing terrible punishments for what we now consider petty crimes. But behind the horror of execution where those tasked with delivering it. The life of an executioner was nothing glamorous or forbiddingly dark. Forget the black hooded man … Continue reading The life of an Executioner.