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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 […]

Colin and Cuthbert: star-cross’d lovers?

For never was a story of more woe, than this of Cuthbert and his Colino.

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