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Middle Age

History: St Valentine’s Day

12/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
The celebration of St Valentine’s Day on 14th February originates in a mixture of ancient fertility rites, pagan myths and Christian traditions. There...

Spotlight on... King Arthur

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
According to ancient legends, Arthur was the son of British King, Uther Pendragon. He was given to Merlin the magician when he was only three days old...

History: Fact or Fiction?

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
Historians have long debated whether King Arthur was a real person or just a hero of popular legend. Many of them think there was a real Arthur who lived...

Culture: The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
In 1939, a series of mysterious hills were excavated in the English village of Sutton Hoo, East Anglia, and a number of graves, called burial mounds, were...

Cinema: Beowulf (2007)

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
Beowulf, an epic story of courage, strength and honour, is the oldest existing poem written in the English language. It was possibly written sometime between...