I study and document historic buildings and their landscapes for a living – and part of that process involves telling the stories of the people that lived and worked in those spaces. These are important personal narratives, and help inform us about how everyday people used their buildings and shaped their surroundings.
Camelot, meet Nashville. I venture that most people won’t automatically associate the legends of Camelot with the pint-sized dynamo from East Tennessee – but as I like to stress in my day job, context is everything. And when the context in question is Glastonbury, surely all sorts of strange pairings suddenly make sense!
William the Conqueror’s plan for the Tower of London likely did not include its role as a tourist attraction – but he certainly meant for it to be a statement. Rising up on the north bank of the Thames, the complex has served as palace, prison, and residence.
The Film Fatales tell you whether there is magic in Woody Allen’s latest.
I’m a Brit who loves living in the USA! I’m very much an ex-jolly-hockey sticks Brit, who’s embraced the American lifestyle and to confirm this I now frequently don a cowboy hat and Daisy Dukes.
The following is a guest post. We often discuss PBS and BBC America’s programming on this blog, but if you’re not watching Netflix or Hulu you’re missing out on a whole cache of shows that you’d not see otherwise.
The following is a guest post. A hot June day in the Secret Gardens of Winchelsea. Ideally, a day for a crisp cotton dress and a big hat, roses, scones and a cup of tea beneath a shady tree.
The following is a guest post. Over the centuries the rest of the world has bestowed upon the British people many a japing nickname (limey, pom, redcoat), but what do the Brits call themselves?
Last week saw the accession of Felipe VI of Spain following the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos I after a 38 ½ year reign on the Spanish throne. With this development, combined with similar abdications in the Netherlands with Queen Beatrix, at the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI, as well as with the King […]