Let’s Hear it for the Stuarts!

Historian and writer Linda Porter reports on a lively session with Charles Spencer at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. It was my great pleasure recently to speak at the Cheltenham Literature Festival with Charles Spencer, on the topic of ‘Charles 1: a toxic legacy’.  Charles’s latest book, To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape’ is… Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Stuarts!

Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots – Fleeting Glimpse

Bolton Castle is situated in the Yorkshire Dales 54 miles to the north west of York. Permission for the castle to be built was given by Richard II, and it was complete by 1399. (I wrote more about it’s history here) Quadrangular in design, it was built with defense in mind, and the living quarters […]… Continue reading Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots – Fleeting Glimpse