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The small village of Lyddington sits in the heart of Rutland, England’s smallest county, and is abundant in character and heritage. Amidst the attractive houses, many built using the distinctive reddish ironstone which has lead to Rutland often being compared with the Cotswolds, is the locally renowned Bede House, as well as the parish church of StContinue reading “At odds with the Alters – The restoration of the Alters in the 1630s told through Lyddington Church”
Taking you back to 1613, when some suspicious happenings at Belvoir Castle gripped the local community and beyond. A few weeks ago, I travelled to Belvoir Castle to perform at an event. Albeit this was officially a singing trip, it led me to return to the case of the 1612-19 Belvoir witch trials which itContinue reading “A spotlight on the witches of Belvoir Castle”
Cross an encyclopaedia with a richly hand-illustrated picture book and you will have something which resembles the format of a defining work completed in 1493, apart from the fact that this Chronicle was also one of the most ambitious literary undertaking of the pre-modern age. A landmark in the history of publication, The Nuremberg ChronicleContinue reading “The Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493”
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