Monthly Archives: February 2015

A castle, a cathedral, and two rebellious earls

The year is 1569, and in the hallowed surroundings of Durham Cathedral, something earth-shattering is taking place: they are singing Mass. Perhaps this is not especially significant in itself – after all, Mass was sung every day in that cathedral for … Continue reading

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In which I almost succumb to dressing up as a Tudor…

Historical reenactments get a bit of a bad press. They’ve got an image of being incredibly nerdy (dare I say ‘weird’?) and ever-so-slightly sinister. On Midsomer Murders the members of the war reeactment society rub shoulders with serial killers, devil-worshippers and others … Continue reading

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