English History

Wordsmiths and Warriors the Book Every English-Language Tourist Needs

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Annie Martirosyan

No less valuable are the helpful directions at the end of each chapter on how to get to the places by the most convenient and time-saving route.

What Did Anne Boleyn Really Look Like?

Susan Bordo | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Susan Bordo

What did Anne Boleyn look like? According to the distinguished historian Eric Ives, the Anne depicted on the reconstructed commemorative medal pictured below is "as close to the real Anne Boleyn as we shall ever be able to get."...

An Anne Boleyn for a Post-Modern Generation

Amy Licence | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

By her own confession, philosopher Susan Bordo is obsessed with Anne Boleyn. The very cover of her new book alerts the reader to the fact they are about to experience something more than straightforward history.

What's in a Sex? Understanding the Sexual in Early Modern England

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK
Annie Martirosyan

With all the exposure that the Internet provides, "sex" is as mundane a word today as "bread" and "water". Mind, I say *word*. It is remarkably absent from the language until the very sunrise of the 20th Century.

Richard III: Top 10 Facts About The Last Yorkist King Of England

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK

He was born on 2 October 1452 in Northamptonshire. His early years were dominated by the Wars of the Roses, which his father, Richard Plantagenet, Duk...

POLL: Who Should Be England's Patron Saint?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner has recently put forward a very decent case against St George being the patron saint of England. As he says, ol' Geor...