‘There’s no discouragement...Shall make him once relent...His first avowed intent... To be a pilgrim.’ Women, however, endured vexations of their own as Diana Webb outlines.
Diana Webb looks into the pleasures and pitfalls of an early tourist experience.
A tribute to the Blackpool tower which celebrates its 100th birthday this summer.
Diana Webb looks at the miracles and saints populating the basilica of the San Frediano in Lucca.
Every commune had to have one - Diana Webb explains how the cult of a holy man or woman and civic PR went hand-in-hand in medieval Italy.