King Arthur, King Richard and the Wars of the Roses….

  The following is just a little diversion; the result of that strange half–world we go into when we’re dropping off to sleep. There I was, not counting sheep, but matching Arthurian characters with figures from the Wars of the Roses. Now, I am not an expert on Arthur, or indeed on Richard, just an… Continue reading King Arthur, King Richard and the Wars of the Roses….

Our Knight’s Oath Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Historical Accuracy

I attended a renaissance faire in the U.S. recently and must relay something that happened. The faire’s king knighted all ladies and lads (including adults) who wished to be knighted. But first, they had to sit through a vigorous lecture by one of the king’s minions. First, said minion asked the audience to name some… Continue reading Our Knight’s Oath Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Historical Accuracy