Historia Gaming!

Historia Gaming!

 As a lover of gaming and history, I have always found it fascinating that game developers constantly look to the past for inspiration whilst creating something for the future - and this is something that I want to explore and share with you all in more detail. From “Assassins Creed Odyssey” to “The Witcher 3: [...]

Historical Women: Gertrude Courtenay, Marchioness of Exeter

Historical Women: Gertrude Courtenay, Marchioness of Exeter

Hello everyone and welcome to a post dedicated to Gertrude Courtenay, the first Marchioness of Exeter. Like me when I first read about her a few weeks ago, you are probably thinking, wait, who is she?! Well, wonder no more! Here we have a woman who was once a favourite of Katherine of Aragon. A [...]

Aloha and Aloha

Aloha and Aloha

By Bryn Davies Hawaii. Sun. Sea. Sand. DEATH. Read below to find out more about Captain James Cook! In 1778 Captain James Cook, pioneer of maritime exploration found himself, not for the first time, sailing the Pacific. Cook was in search of the fabled North-West Passage, a sea route north of Canada that was believed [...]

Revolt, Reconciliation and Ruin; Part Three

Revolt, Reconciliation and Ruin; Part Three

Richard II has reigned peacefully for the last 8 years. However, old insults lie heavy on his paranoid mind. Following the death of his wife Queen Anne in 1394, Richard’s already fragile mind begins to crumble. Read below to find out about the tyrannical years of Richard II and what leads to his downfall. In [...]

Chaos, Order and Scandal; Edward III and the Lady of the Sun

Chaos, Order and Scandal; Edward III and the Lady of the Sun

The Lady of the Sun; sounds poetic doesn’t it? Mysterious almost. Wondering who she is and how she is involved with Edward III? Read below to find out more about the reign of Edward III and his mistress Alice Perrers. Crowned after the usurpation of his disgraced father Edward II by his mother and her [...]