Context is king

| September 15, 2017

Context is king

I don’t know why, but recently I’ve been answering lots of emails and comments on social media with a reminder for people to think about the context of the event or person’s actions when they are judging that person or coming to a conclusion. It’s inspired me to write this article which is rather rambling, […]

Holy Innocents’ Day

| December 28, 2015

Holy Innocents’ Day

Today many countries around the world celebrate Holy Innocent’s Day, or Childermas, a feast day which commemorates the massacre of the baby boys which King Herod ordered in Bethlehem, in an attempt to kill the infant Jesus Christ. The story of the massacre is told in the Gospel of Matthew: “Then Herod, when he saw […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 1

| November 14, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 1

I made notes from last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm for those of you who don’t have access to UK TV channels. Please excuse any mistakes, I was scribbling notes very quickly and typing quickly to get this posted as soon as possible… The programme opened with the narrator, actress Geraldine James , explaining […]

Is There a Problem Looking at History with our 21st Century Eyes and Hindsight?

| February 16, 2011

Is There a Problem Looking at History with our 21st Century Eyes and Hindsight?

This is one of those questions that I wake up with in the middle of the night and then that niggle me and just won’t let go. I try so hard to be balanced and objective but I think that we all find it impossible to look at past events and historical characters without our […]

Tudor Life

| October 27, 2009

This is a new section of the site which will be exploring life in Tudor times. I will be adding to it as I research and write, but I expect to explore:- Tudor Christmas Tudor Houses Marriage and family life Tudor Contraception Pomanders Tudor Clothes Tudor Food Religion Tudor Entertainment Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart […]

Lighting a Tudor Fire

| August 13, 2009

There were no matches in Tudor times so just how did all those fires get lit? Find out in this video.