Author: Stephen Longstaffe
Last night my wife couldn’t sleep so I read her a story. Then I had to read her another one because the first one wasn’t conducive to restful dreams.Read the full story..
The German traveller Paul Henzner, visiting London just before Shakespeare’s Globe opened, counted ‘above thirty’ heads of traitors on spikes on gate at the south end of London Bridge.Read the full story..
It’s now a cliché that each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.Read the full story..
Her mother, the pioneer radical and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, died after giving birth to her and young Mary Godwin grew up having to pass the room she died in every day.Read the full story..
Simon Schama is the kind of historian I want to be when I grow up.Read the full story..
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