Friday, 30 September 2022
Women of the Road - Real-Life Highwaywomen
by Deborah Swift There is something very appealing about the highwayman’s disguise – the tricorne hat, the cloak, the breeches and boots –...
Friday, 16 September 2022
‘Veni, Vidi, Vocab’: the story behind my Pocket GCSE Latin Etymological Lexicon by Caroline K. Mackenzie
When in Rome… Photo © Caroline K. Mackenzie I have a confession to make: although I loved Latin at school, I didn’t enjoy learning vocab. In...
Friday, 9 September 2022
Ghosts on a Wire by Linda Wilkinson
We welcome Linda Wilkinson as a guest to our blog today. Her play, Ghosts on a Wire , opens at the Union Theatre on 21st September. Linda ...
Friday, 2 September 2022
'Defiant to the End' by Karen Maitland
Remains of the Novices Dormitory in Battle Abbey Photo: Giogo, Wikimedia Commons There are many infamous people in history I am thankful I n...
Friday, 19 August 2022
Is this even the right place? Sheena Wilkinson
Last week my husband, his three sisters and I set out to walk to their late mother’s home place – the small one-storey farmhouse where she h...
THE REST IS HISTORY. Tom Holland, Dominic Sandbrook and the best podcast of all. By Adéle Geras
At the beginning of 2021, I was still doing my one hour Lockdown Walk every day. I would come out of my front door, turn left or right and...
Friday, 12 August 2022
Eye Marvels - Joan Lennon
The last year or so I've been eye obsessed, as my cataracts got thicker and my outlook got blurrier. Two operations later (plus some mon...
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