Tudor House: 17th century life

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step back into the 17th century? Last summer, I had the pleasure of getting a guided tour of the English Civil War era landmarks in Weymouth by local historian, Mark Vine. What was then the twin towns of Weymouth and Melcombe, separated by the quayside and a bridge, today it’s simply Weymouth. One of the must see haunts is the Tudor House, a beautifully preserved Elizabethan home. It’s situated by Brewers Quay on the harbour, and if you account for the fact that the quayside has been expanded in modern…

Traitor’s Knot: Part 2

Here we are finally with the release of the last instalment of the book trailer for Traitor’s Knot, Part 2. This is all about Elizabeth Seton, a gifted healer who has uprooted herself from Weymouth to live with her aunt in Warwick. In the course of trying to rebuild her life and salvage what she could after the war, she is drawn into intrigue and forbidden love. I hope you enjoy the video. If you’ve missed Traitor’s Knot Part I, click here or check out Videos.

370th Anniversary of the Crabchurch Conspiracy

In February 1645, a battle was fought between Parliament and Royalists over the strategic seaports of Weymouth and Melcombe  in Dorset. The event is known as the Crabchurch Conspiracy. To commemorate the 370th anniversary of Parliament’s victory, on Saturday February 28th a concert will be held in Weymouth, featuring live music by the Dolmen and readings by the eminent historian Professor Ronald Hutton and Jane McKell, actress and founding director of AsOne. The event is organized by Mark Vine, historian and author of the Crabchurch Conspiracy. If you’re in the Dorset area and are interested in the English Civil War and excellent…