Author Archives: Sally Holden

Durham University’s archaeologists uncover ancient tower at Auckland Castle

In one of the largest excavations of a bishops house anywhere in Europe the remains of a three-or-four-story tower from a medieval castle have been uncovered by a team of Archaeologists from Durham University. The find is the result of a project undertaken by Durham University’s Archaeology Department, in partnership with archaeologists and volunteers from […]

Was Margaret of Anjou as bad as Shakespeare said she was?

Shakespeare called her the “she-wolf of France” and a “hateful withered hag” but was Margaret of Anjou really as bad as that? I’d argue not and that it is time to reassess the misogynistic, xenophobic views that have led to her presentation as a stereotypical villain. Margaret was married to Henry VI of England and […]

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