Now you are probably wondering why, after an 8-month hiatus, I am back writing about what looks like a dilapidated cave. Well, it turns out that this cave is actually the Classicists dream as it supposedly where Odysseus spent seven whole years of his life following the Trojan War. Welcome to Calypso’s Cave! In Greek [...]
Category: Historia Posts
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Historia Update: Life in ‘The Chapel’
Pints and Prisons: The Bridewell
The Beatles: Iconic? Or Overrated?
A controversial title for some and more contemporary history for me, but this topic is nonetheless something I wanted to explore after my recent trip to Liverpool, the birthplace of The Beatles. Please note this article does not discuss events after The Beatles broke up so will not cover the tragic death of John Lennon [...]
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 [...]
Revolt, Reconciliation and Ruin; Part Two
Revolt, Reconciliation and Ruin: Part One
Defeating a revolt only to incite one of his own, what some call the tyrannical reign of Richard II sees a child grow to be a man with an unsettled mind. Read below for part one of the troubled and troubling reign of Richard II which saw another Plantagenet king deposed! Coronation of Richard II. [...]
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 [...]
Edward II: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Smothered, red hot poker, died- smothered, red hot poker, survived?! Not quite as catchy as the Henry VIII version about his wives is it. Intrigued as to what I’m talking about? If so welcome to episode two of the Plantagenets; the mysterious and potentially brutal death of Edward II. Crowning of Edward II - image [...]