Recommendation | A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

“This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them…” My copy of 'A Thousand Ships' by Natalie Haynes Re-telling of Greek myths have had something of a renaissance in recent years, with highlights including the Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Ariadne by Jennifer Saint and … Continue reading Recommendation | A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Royal Portraits and Power (Guest post by Elizabeth Hill-Scott from Smart History Blogging)

Throughout history, royal portraits have been about more than just decorative pictures for Great Halls and bed chambers. They were the advertising signs or political propaganda mechanisms of their day. Here, I explore how English royal portraits have been used to forge alliances, marriages, scare off enemies, display power and wealth and combat insecurities whilst … Continue reading Royal Portraits and Power (Guest post by Elizabeth Hill-Scott from Smart History Blogging)