Ever fallen out with a friend? Ever looked for ways to resolve relationship issues? Well, take it from me do not take relationship advice from the Plantagenet’s. Welcome to the first in the Plantagenet series: the dramatic story of Henry II and his friend Thomas Becket! Picture taken by me! Henry II, the first Plantagenet [...]
Category: Historia Posts
Never Fear, History is Here!
The Case of the Mysterious Buddha Head!
Picture by me! Why is there a Buddha head in a tree I hear you ask?! Well look no further for this mystery is still...not solved. Whilst looking around Buddhist temples in Thailand we stumbled across something that we didn’t know was a famous tourist attraction- the Buddha head in the tree! Curiosity piqued I [...]
Remember, Remember the 31st of January?!
Image of Guy Fawkes. Taken from Wikipedia. Published in William Harrison Ainsworth's 1840 novel 'Guy Fawkes'. Remember, Remember the 31st January, Brexit, Europe and Guy Fawkes?! Confused? Sound familiar? A modern take on the old Guy Fawkes poem perhaps? Well you are correct, that is just what it is! So why am I talking about [...]
Sounds dramatic doesn't it, but what was The Anarchy? The Anarchy is a period of English history spanning from 1135-1153. It is defined by revolts and civil war between cousins, started by the sinking of the White Ship- I told you that was an important event! Following the untimely demise of Prince William in the [...]
What’s Doors Got to Do With It?
The White Ship: A Booze Fuelled Disaster
http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=royal_ms_20_a_ii_fs001r Image taken from The British Library, Royal MS 20 A II. Details the White Ship. Ever had a feeling that you have had a bit too much to drink? When the extra glass of wine seems like a great idea but the room begins to spin a little bit? When the impending doom of [...]
Why ‘Historia Mundi’
Historia Mundi is a blog about...you guessed it! History. Processed with VSCO with m5 preset Why History? The problem with history nowadays is that people are generally losing interest. That is not a blanket statement based on fact or statistics, but from personal experience. A lot of the time when people ask me about my [...]