A Call For Grand Emojis

We all know what emoticons and emojis are, they are the cute little images that are part of operating systems and social media, a succinct way of expressing a feeling or reaction, or strung together, symbols th...

Fuckin Abbot

The first recorded use of the word in English occurs in a 1528 manuscript copy of Cicero's epic work of moral philosophy, De Officiis. In the margin an anonymous monk has written, "fuckin Abbot". It is not imme...

Richard III – For A Horse

CATESBY Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue! The king enacts more wonders than a man, Daring an opposite to every danger: His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights, Seeking for Richmond in the t...

Henry VIII’s Diabolical Portrait

16th Century Mural of Henry VIII has a diabolical secret When Angie and Rhodri Powell found a near life size portrait hidden under the plaster of their 16th century home a few years ago, it was described as...

Damned Richard

Richard The Third as portrayed by Aneurin Barnard in the TV adaptation of Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War trilogy, The White Queen, is far from the misshapen figure of the Shakespearean archetype, Cheate...

What Is History?

It is said speculation is the spice on the lumpy porridge of history. Satire is the plums. History itself is a morass, a bowl from which a spoon may hold juicy raisins as likely as recalcitrant nuts. With the c...