Eleanor Parker

Beware the Lides of March

March is the loudest month. The late survival of a dialect name – Lide – for the month poses a medieval puzzle. 

How to Revive Wassailing

Ancient traditions such as wassailing can be an inspiration rather than a burden for the communities that embrace them.

The Meaning of Lore

How ‘lore’, a largely neglected medieval word, has found a new lease of life in fandom.

The Birth of Time

March has two of the year’s most important anniversaries: the creation of the world and the creation of time.

Are you Experienced?

Not a queen or a saint, witch or idealised lady-love, the Wife of Bath is a much-married working woman and an enthusiastic traveller.