Have you seen my shorts?

What shorts? Shorts can mean short stories. I haven’t published a book for some time, but I’ve written lots of things. I have now collected several of these and am in the process of publishing them. Many of these stories are extracts from novels, some I...

What changes will this pandemic bring?

The Black Death certainly brought changes to England I set out some of the changes that occurred as a result of the Black Death in a recent post. It was the end of feudalism. Other countries experienced similar upheavals. I do not expect everything to go back to...

Is it time to blame someone?

Who can you blame for this pandemic? Some people always want to blame someone for whatever is wrong in life. Right now, something is very wrong: Coronavirus. At first a lot of people pointed fingers at  the Chinese. Some were nasty – very nasty – to people...

How was the Black Death different from Coronavirus?

Why is the Black Death so famous? There have been many pandemics over the centuries, but the one most people know of is the Black Death. It made a huge impact on the mediaeval World, not least in Britain. I expect people will see similarities between that pandemic and...