Those immersed in history are never alone, even when the company they keep is invisible.
History is often advanced by chance encounters, a rare luxury in our current condition.
The tolerant and worryingly modern Vikings.
To imagine the beliefs and desires of our fellow beings is fundamental to the pursuit of history. Such empathy is needed now more than ever.
Will the pandemic see a boom in local history, or will it spur a desire for global perspectives? Perhaps both.
The recent discovery of an Anglo-Saxon saint’s relics reminds us of the fragility of human life and the power of hope.
There is nothing new about political divisions, nor attempts to heal them.
What links Tolkien and Chaucer?
It is a pity when specialist historians condescend to an enthusiastic public.
Provincial museums, easy to overlook, remind us that everywhere matters.