The War Of The Roses: The Road to Civil war.

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.

What can the patterns of pilgrimage to Rome tell us about the social and political dynamics of early modern Europe?

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?

The Roanoke Colony: Foundations

During the 16th and 17th Century, Europeans where racing to lay claim to the newly ‘discovered’ America’s. It was a New World, filled with promise and mystique. Europeans were lured by the tales of riches, resources and land that was just begging to be developed and shaped in their favour. But that’s not to say … Continue reading The Roanoke Colony: Foundations