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

Laocoön and His Sons: Art and Myth (Guest post by Analisa Soverns-Reed from Accessible Art History)

Throughout history, myths and legends have provided endless subject matter for works of art. The stories of gods, heroes, war, and love have served as inspiration for many of the great works we have come to know and love! One of these great works is a sculpture group called Laocoön and His Sons. Created during … Continue reading Laocoön and His Sons: Art and Myth (Guest post by Analisa Soverns-Reed from Accessible Art History)

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)