Oh dear, I've really been neglecting the blog lately! :( I don't even have a proper post today, either. Apologies; life seems to be getting in the way at the moment.
So in the absence of a post about Edward II or an aspect of his reign or someone else who lived then, here are a few links to other sites:
- Alan Flower of History and the Sock Merchant hosted an excellent History Carnival recently.
- My blog, and Hannah's blog, get a nice mention here.
- A great post about Edward II by Martin Porter.
- I've discovered the Alternate History Discussion Board lately, which is very active and has some fascinating 'what if' threads, including: what if Edward II had been more competent and what if Edward I had outlived him?
- More generally, The Guardian has had a few articles recently about history and the teaching of it in schools; see here, here, here and here (as usual in The Guardian, the comment threads below the articles are well worth a read too).
- A production of Marlowe's play about Edward II, updated to Latin America (with Edward renamed Eduardo and Piers Gaveston Gustavo), is on at the Rose Theatre, directed by Constanza Hola Chamy.
- And last but certainly not least: The Daisy and the Bear, K. L. Clark's hilarious historical spoof set in the fifteenth century (it's brilliant; see her blog for extracts), is now available to buy on Lulu.