Henry’s Navy

I just put up another Renaissance English History Podcast on Friday (I’ve been sticking to my schedule of putting out two a month – proud of that) on Henry VIII’s Navy.  I’ve been wanting to podcast on this for a while, mostly because I wanted to learn about it for myself.  Henry VIII is remembered…

Medieval Monks and Nuns weren’t as Promiscuous as We All Think They Were

I recently came across a post on medievalists.net about a thesis by Christian D. Knudsen concerning sexual misconduct in convents and monastic houses.  The idea that the monasteries were corrupt, and in “decline” just before the Dissolution is a narrative that has been largely unchallenged for 500 years, and in that light the Dissolution undertaken…