Between cavorting in a king’s bed and tangling with demon-fighting bishops, the consorts of the Kings of England during the early Middle Ages lived dramatic lives! These ‘lives of the wives’ were usually too scandalous for the history books but guest author Charles Christian reveals the unseemly events that aren’t out of place in modern TV history dramas...
Sign spotted in South Norfolk church earlier today. Actually vicar, there comes a point when we all suffer from problems with bats... usually in the belfry.
My new fortnightly one-hour digital radio/podcast programme starts on 7th September - it will take a magazine format with multiple interviews and stories including Urban Mythbusting. In the first episode we'll also have a countdown of your Top 10 favourite Doomsday scenarios - everything from Armageddon to Zombies. Enjoy
As we slip into the long weekend in the UK, here's a video of some psychedelic pop by Nirvana. That's the original 1960s Brit band (here seen in a later 1970s manifestation) not the later Kurt Cobain band.
Spotted Tuesday in the window of an antique dealers in Bungay (Suffolk). Reminds me of an M.R. James ghost story. In fact it actually reminds me of two as, close up, the fabric curtains inside the rooms of this dolls house have a touch of the "crumpled linen" look about them...
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