Helen Castor’s Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death – Episode 2: A Good Marriage

| October 17, 2013

Helen Castor’s Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death – Episode 2: A Good Marriage

The second episode of Helen Castor’s series “Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death” aired on BBC4 last night and this one focused on marriage. I took notes for those of you who weren’t able to watch it… At the beginning of the programme, Helen Castor reminded viewers of her research into the Paston family, a family […]

Helen Castor’s Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death – Episode 1: A Good Birth

| October 10, 2013

Helen Castor’s Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death – Episode 1: A Good Birth

Last night, I watched the first episode of Helen Castor’s three part series on birth, marriage and death in medieval times and I made notes so that I could share them with those who are unable to get BBC4. It really was an excellent programme. Helen Castor set the scene for the episode by talking […]