Castles

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… Continue reading Stokesay Castle – Castle Review

Castles

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… Continue reading Kenilworth Castle – Castle Review

Film

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… Continue reading Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Film Review

Books

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… Continue reading Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper – Book Review

Film

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… Continue reading Ever After: A Cinderella Story – Film Review