Very pleased to announce that I will be appearing at this year’s BBC Countryfile Live when it makes its Northern debut at Castle Howard. I will be holding a talk on all-things historic countryside and of course, my book, Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles. (more…)

In my recent ‘History Matters’ article for History Today (March 2018), I discuss how the seemingly insignificant objects of our daily lives, notably buildings, are actually vital tools to understanding our past. If important abilities and qualities of mind are acquired through the study of history, its ‘stuff’, then a person’s home represents the evolving character of who they really are. (more…)