Your bargain of a lifetime

Well this week. Okay, today maybe. My young adult’s/beginner’s guide/Horrible-Histories-but-slightly-older book about the Norman Conquest is on special offer for just $2.38 or £1.79, depending on which part of the English-speaking world you live in. It’s short, easy to read and hopefully amusing, but you should at least finish it knowing more than when you started. Load it onto your Kindle before they push the price back up next week. If you’re suspicious of my… Read on

Richard the Lionheart RIP

Richard the Lionheart RIP

Today is the anniversary of King Richard I, who died on April 6, 1199. Here’s what I wrote about him in 1215 and All That  The Lionheart, as he became known (it’s not clear whether the nickname was as complimentary as it sounds or a reference to his inhumanity, which was widely recognised, or a mixture of the two), spent all of six months in England during a ten-year reign, the rest of which he was causing mayhem in… Read on