Planting a Medieval Garden in Hamsterley Village

Planting a Medieval Garden in Hamsterley Village

This weekend Hamsterley village, a tiny, beautiful place located between Teesdale and Weardale, celebrates its annual Flower Festival with a twist. ‘Magna Flora’ is a two-day event to coincide with the celebrations surrounding the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and in honour of all things medieval, the village have transformed a corner of their Millenium […]

Medieval food, Scandi-style

Medieval food, Scandi-style

Like any medievalist worth their salt, a visit to Stockholm wouldn’t be complete without a peek into the¬†Medeltidsmuseet, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, located under the Norrbro bridge between the Royal Palace and the Opera House. The museum tells the story of medieval Stockholm from the mid-thirteenth century, and comes complete with excavated graveyard, warship, […]

Peter Brears at Blackfriars, Newcastle

Peter Brears at Blackfriars, Newcastle

On Saturday, 25th October 2014, the acclaimed food historian Peter Brears is coming to give the Blackfriars Lecture at Blackfriars Restaurant,  Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.