As we mark the 50th anniversary of the (partial) decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, it is an appropriate moment to reflect on parts of queer history that have otherwise been erased or censored. One
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
Last week it was announced that the Queen’s Speech would be delayed. Soon after, unconfirmed reports surfaced that this delay was due to the speech being ‘written on thick goatskin parchment paper which … needs
Today, as Britain goes to the polls, one of the key questions on the minds of voters will be: what kind of leader do we want? Consensual? Cooperative? Forceful? Decisive? But, lurking in the background
In March, Keith Ruiter wrote a Conversation article contending that, although Trump has "Viking" ancestry, he would not have fared well in Norse society, because his temperament lacks the Norse virtue of hóf (moderation or restraint).
The term 'Dark Ages' has long conjured up problematic and over-simplified images of an uncivilised, barbaric or unknowable society. But when English Heritage chose to call the centuries from 400-1066 'the dark ages' in their