Summarising some thoughts on the complicated fifteenth century
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Salisbury… Essex Dogs… WOTR… let’s go!
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Only 1,346 copies of this exclusive edition of my debut novel will be printed... here's a code for my Substack paid subscribers to use to pre-order
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Romans? Barbarians? Mongols?
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The Norman king who out-daddied them all
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FIRST DRAFT EP19Listen now (54 min) | Bonus extra long episode, featuring castle myths, advice about ordering in a restaurant, grammar pedantry and an anecdote about…
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WHAT DRIVES YOU CRAZY? (IN HISTORY, IDEALLY)It’s Magna Carta anniversary week. And every year that means on June 15th people who know me well send me egregious/heinous/innocuous examples o…
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The new Tudor drama 'Becoming Elizabeth' plays an interesting game with language
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Have you heard the one about Magna Carta, the vicar and an elephant?
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FIRST DRAFT EP18Listen now (40 min) | Gothic cathedrals, fake castles, Spanish monarchy, a digression on wealth vs happiness and some snide stuff about a couple…
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A $100m castle in the middle of a lake is going up, and no one knows how to stop it
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The Temple of Concorde, from a Jubilee long past
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