Exploring Plas Mawr-North Wales’ Elizabethan Manor House – A guest blog by Kayla Jones

Nestled on the North Wales coast in the historic town of Conwy, Plas Mawr is a unique example of an Elizabethan era Welsh townhome. Built in the late 1500’s, Plas Mawr is one of the most intact examples of townhouses in the UK during this period. Through the years, it has been used as a… Read More Exploring Plas Mawr-North Wales’ Elizabethan Manor House – A guest blog by Kayla Jones

Murder, mistletoe and Misrule – with a side serving of Mince Pies: Some traditions and events of Christmas past in England.

Merry Christmas to you – in this mini post I would like to share with you the origins of some traditions of Christmas and also a little bit of murder (why not it is Christmas). A week after Christmas, 29th December 1170 at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral the body of the Archbishop lay sprawled… Read More Murder, mistletoe and Misrule – with a side serving of Mince Pies: Some traditions and events of Christmas past in England.