Creepy History: The Curse of the Pharaohs (Tutankhamun Edition)

Mummies have fascinated popular imagination since the days of their earliest discoveries. Fictionalised accounts of mummies coming back to life have been a staple of the horror genre since 1827 with the publication of ‘The Mummy! A Tale of the 22nd Century’ in which the mummy of Cheops (an actual Egyptian pharaoh) was reanimated. Unlike… Read More Creepy History: The Curse of the Pharaohs (Tutankhamun Edition)

The Queen’s Funeral: Breaking down Pomp and Circumstance

For the weeks following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain was on show. There followed two weeks of ceremony, tradition, and queuing which drew the attention of the world. Ceremony is what the monarchy does best. Its entire existence is predicated on traditions and splendour that date back centuries specifically with the goal of… Read More The Queen’s Funeral: Breaking down Pomp and Circumstance

The History of the Prince of Wales; or, Why a Growing Number of Welsh people don’t want one

The death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022 has prompted numerous changes among the Royal Family, big and small. Prince Charles and his wife are now King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Angela Kelly, one of the queen’s closest confidantes and responsible for the queen’s iconic sense of style, will now perform her… Read More The History of the Prince of Wales; or, Why a Growing Number of Welsh people don’t want one