Peek under the bedsheets with Andrea Zuvich in her captivating and informative examination of sexuality in the seventeenth century.
In 1617, James I declared in front of his privy councillors that he ‘…loved the Earl of Buckingham more than any other man’.
The Earl of Buckingham was his favourite, George Villiers. With the favour of two monarchs, he became one of the most powerful men in the early Stuart court.
Ely is one of the treasures of the Fens. With a cathedral dating back to the 11th century and deep ties to the Lord Protector of England, it is an absolute delight for anyone interested in history.
A couple of years ago, in the midst of university-related panic, I found myself volunteering at the hidden jewel that is the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.
The Great Fire of London was not the only noteworthy event of the year, as highlighted by the fascinating narrative of Rebecca Rideal’s 1666.