A Tale of Two Ditches

In what seems like another world, Richard Tawney supposedly quipped that a good historian ‘needs a stout pair of boots’. We’ve fallen a long way from that tree today. In today’s world of digital humanities and online journals, you can do perfectly good history without even leaving your study, let alone tramping the hills and…

‘All Tudor Life is There’. The Mary Rose Reborn.

The Mary Rose and I go way back. Like many people of my generation, my first experience of the Tudor warship came on a school trip. It’s the first school trip that stuck in my mind – taking the coach from Mudeford Junior School in Dorset, down the M27 to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards. In fact,…