Monthly Chat: September 2015

What I did September is my favourite month. I love the quality of the light, the temperate weather, and I never have been able to shake my brain off the “academic calendar”; Septembers are much more about new beginnings to me than Januarys are! Plus I still think there are very few pleasures as big […]


Hidden historical heroines (#38: Black Agnes)

Agnes, the Countess of Dunbar and March, (1312 – 1369) nicknamed “Dark Agnes” for her dark hair and swarthy complexion, was a descendent of Robert the Bruce, of whom famed Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott once said: “From the record of Scottish heroes, none can presume to erase her.” Despite a thorough trouncing by Robert […]