• Bits & Pieces on King John

    Bits & Pieces on King John

    King John is best known for signing the Magna Carta, a document that established the principle that the king was subject to the law and limited his power. His initial reaction to the Magna Carta, which also granted certain liberties to his feudal barons, was one of anger and resistance. He reneged on the agreement […]

  • Fifty shades of…12th century England

    Forgive the “fifty shades” reference. I almost called this “fifty shades of de Grey” – de Grey being the surname of main character Sir Henry in Men of the Cross, but I thought better of it. 🙂   I’ve intended this to spark interest/amazement/horror for those who aren’t so familiar with the 12th century, and I’ve […]