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Don't mention the crusades: Holy Warriors at Shakespeare's Globe

Sunday 10th August, 2014

You’d be hard pressed to find a more ambitious building project than¬†Shakespeare’s Globe – lovingly researched and rebuilt using traditional craftspeople (with just a few concessions to modern fire regulations), this space is inviting and impressive. ¬† 790 more words


My Notes from Episode 1 of 'The Plantagenets' Shown on BBC 17.03.2014

All 15 Plantagenet kings were supposedly descended from the Countess of Anjou.

Family politics and dynastic ambition.

War, justice, parliament and architecture.

Anjou (West France) 12th century. 628 more words


Fact of the day: 20th July

On this day in 1189 Richard I of England was officially invested as Duke of Normandy.

Duke of Normandy was the title given to the rulers of the Duchy of Normandy in northern France, a fief created in AD 911 by King Charles III “the Simple” of France for Rollo, a Scandinavian nobleman and leader of Northmen. 122 more words

Fact Of The Day

Since Time Immemorial: The Meaning and Origins of a Phrase

‘Since time immemorial’ is a phrase you will find both in common speech and the media to describe some period infinitely (or at least immeasurably) long ago. 586 more words