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 [...]
Historia Update: Life in ‘The Chapel’
The 5 Most Gruesome Female Martyrdoms in Early Christianity. Part One: Eulalia
We have all had to queue for something. Whether its queuing for the checkout at Aldi (or Tesco if you're fancy), at the bar or even the toilet, queuing is just an accepted part of life. But would you queue to get humiliated, tortured and brutally killed? No? Me neither, it doesn't sound like the [...]
God of War; Is Kratos a ‘Real’ God?
Hello everyone and welcome back to another post on Historia Gaming. I am taking a break from Assassins Creed Odyssey for a while to talk about another game which involves Classical themes; God of War. Today I will be discussing whether or not the main character in the God of War franchise is in fact [...]
Historia Yorkshire! Rievaulx Abbey
Hello everyone and happy Monday! I have decided that for the next couple of weeks/months, I will be dedicating my Monday posts to the history of North Yorkshire. This is in part due to COVID-19 reducing the range of historical sites around England and the world that I can visit, but is primarily due to [...]
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Delphi
Welcome to the second post in Historia Gaming! Today I will be discussing Delphi, one of the most beautiful and interesting sites in Ancient Greece, home to the Oracle of Delphi -yes this is the woman who sat on a tripod and inhaled lots of fumes. But how does Assassins Creed compare to the real [...]
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 [...]
Henry II: Blood on His Hands?
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 [...]
Never Fear, History is Here!
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 [...]