On Friday 18th May I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a superb celebratory dinner at the Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament. 732 more words
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Drink poisoning has been having something of a moment ever since Black Mirror offered up that final episode of season four, “Black Museum,” in which the curator trustingly sips from the water bottle offered to him by his sole patron without so much as a second thought about the nature behind such expected “good will.” For Judea, the idea of being poisoned unbeknownst to her had always seemed romantic. 1,474 more words
In August 1139, the Angevin invasion finally arrived.
Baldwin de Redvers crossed over from Normandy to Wareham in an initial attempt to capture a port to receive the Empress Matilda’s invading army, but Stephen’s forces forced him to retreat into the south-west. 5,270 more words
With its ancient churches, numerous bookstores and fantastic shops, Poitiers is one of my favourite French cities. Its medieval centre is a delight to wander around, a maze of winding streets featuring charming timber-clad buildings and distractingly tempting food shops and cafés. 700 more words
Eleanor of Aquitaine stands as one of the most recognizable names from the Middle Ages. For those who know a bit about her, her status as an heiress in her own right might come to mind, as might her rather shocking divorce from the king of France. 3,807 more words