Category Archives: History

 

  • The History of the Welsh Dragon: Wales has the best flag in the world, but why is there a dragon on it? The answer involves Henry VII, two warring foster brothers, the Romans and the Amazons.

  • Normal Women: 900 years of history in 600 pages? That's quite a challenge. But then women didn't exist 900 years ago, did they?

  • The Celts on Amazon Prime: What's this? A documentary about Celtic history made by people from a Celtic country?

  • Menewood: Nicola Griffith's sequel to Hild has been long-awaited, but it will be here soon. Cheryl has had an ARC.

  • The Western Kingdom: The kingdom of Cornwall, or Dumnonia as it was known in ancient times, has a long and fascinating history.

  • Vikings at Uppsala: When in Sweden, do some research on Viking archaeology. Cheryl is off down a research rabbit hole.

  • HistFest 2023: Popular history writers have conventions too. Cheryl has been to one.

  • Celtic Wales: A small but expertly written book explores what we really know about the iron age inhabitants of Wales.

  • On Savage Shores: From the 15th century onwards, hundreds of native Americans crossed the Atlantic to Europe. Who were they, and what did they make of us? Caroline Dodds Pennock investigates.

  • The Cavalry Maiden: Trans people not only existed 200 years ago, some of them fought in the major wars of the time.

  • Beyond the Northlands: What can the Norse Sagas tells us about actual Norse history. According to Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, quite a lot.

  • Interview – Maria Gerolemou: An interview with Dr. Maria Gerolemou, an expert on ancient automata.