Stokesay Castle – Castle Review

Built:  1285 Location: SY7 9AH History: Stokesay Castle is a remarkable survival, a fortified manor house which has hardly altered since the late 13th century. The house was built by Lawrence Ludlow, a leading wool merchant of his day, who created a comfortable residence combining an aesthetically pleasing design with some defensive capabilities. In doing so, he took…

Kenilworth Castle – Castle Review

Built:  1120s Location: Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG History: Kenilworth is one of England’s most magnificent castles. First built in the 1120s and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V. In 1563 Elizabeth I granted it to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who converted Kenilworth…

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Film Review

Title: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Age: 12A Released: 14th June 1991 Director: Kevin Reynolds Genre: Romance, Drama, Historical Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: Nobleman crusader Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) breaks out of a Jerusalem prison with the help of Moorish fellow prisoner Azeem (Morgan Freeman) and travels back home to England. But upon arrival he discovers his dead father…

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper – Book Review

Some of the links in this post are affliliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own. Title: Fallen Grace (you can Buy on Amazon here) Author: Mary Hooper Published: 6th September 2010 Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Genre: Romance, Drama…

Ever After: A Cinderella Story – Film Review

Title: Ever After Age: PG Released: 31st July 1998 Director: Andy Tennant Genre: Romance, Drama, Historical, Fantasy Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: This updated adaptation of the classic fairytale tells the story of Danielle (Drew Barrymore), a vibrant young woman who is forced into servitude after the death of her father. Danielle’s stepmother Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston) is a heartless woman who forces…

Between Two Seas by Marie-Louise Jensen – Book Review

Some of the links in this post are affliliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own. Title: Between Two Seas (you can Buy on Amazon here) Author: Marie-Lousie Jensen Published: 3rd January 2008 Publisher: Oxford University…