Tagged with The Plot

Normans in the North

Following on from my last, here’s a pretty horrific account of the Normans in England, this time from Madeleine Buntings wonderful book, The Plot: “The most devastating war of all was William the Conqueror’s suppression of the north.It was the winter of 1069, 3 years after the Norman invasion, and William’s earlier attempts to impose … Continue reading

Shaking the World

I’ve just dipped into Madeleine Bunting’s book The Plot, about a piece of land in Yorkshire on the edge of the moors where here sculptor father built a chapel. She writes of how many clerics became archaeologists, as they had time, education and money. But it also seems odd, as they were trying at least … Continue reading