During my research into some of the oldest churches in Yorkshire, I came across a small inscription in the church tower of Aston-cum-Aughton. It begs the reader: ‘do not forget the year of our Lord 1536.’ This
A couple of weeks ago on Spanish Sunday morning television, Sister Lucia Caram discussed a topic that can’t have failed to raise eyebrows over the weekend breakfast table: that of the Virgin Mary’s sex life.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that South Yorkshire doesn’t have much of a Medieval past. Brought up in Sheffield, our local history lessons in school focused mainly on nineteenth and twentieth-century mining. The local museums