Brutal Battles and Mind-Blowing Majesty – My Trip to Stirling Castle

Again I’ve been a bit quiet recently… I’m sorry! My excuse this time is that I’ve just returned from an adventurous - (and rather long!) - road trip around beautiful Scotland. As you can imagine, Scotland is just crammed full of history which waits to be unearthed around every corner, so the my inner nerd … Continue reading Brutal Battles and Mind-Blowing Majesty – My Trip to Stirling Castle

A Medieval Masterpiece – My Trip to York Minster

I’m so sorry that it’s been a bit quiet recently at The Past Presents… The half-term week has made work rather hectic, so I’ve found myself often too exhausted to pick up the pen during the evenings! My second confession, is that last weekend I found myself exploring the grand ol’ city of York. Quite shocking, … Continue reading A Medieval Masterpiece – My Trip to York Minster

My Thoughts on ‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England’ by Ian Mortimer

Firstly, can I take this opportunity to express my love for this book’s strikingly gorgeous front cover? ‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England’ by Ian Mortimer, is by far one of the most eye-catching books that I have ever had the pleasure to read. If you were to judge this book by its cover, … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England’ by Ian Mortimer