Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire

I hope everyone is staying home (and more importantly, safe) during these unique times, shall we say. But given that quite a few people are stuck around with not a lot to do, that maybe I could help distract some of you every now and then with a cheeky post here and there! Location Buildwas … Continue reading Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire

The Survival of Duke William II in Normandy: 1035-57

The twenty-two-year period that this post looks at were, I think it safe to say, not only years of extreme difficulty and hardship for William and Normandy, but perhaps years that while we cannot say for certain they shaped him completely, they must have helped forge him into the Conqueror of popular imagination: a hard … Continue reading The Survival of Duke William II in Normandy: 1035-57