She Prevailed

International Women’s Day today, so I thought I’d write a little about a pioneer woman in my family tree, Jane Moses Wood Roodhouse. Few letters home or journals survive from women pioneers – so it is interesting to know anything¬† about the day to day lives of those women who upped sticks, crossed oceans, then […]

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Of Cardinals, Monks, and Rampaging Vikings

On one of our regular dog walks, close to home,¬† we pass a flock of Norfolk Horn sheep.¬† They graze on a corner of Cawood Garth, a piece of common ground owned by the folk in the next village. It used to be where Cawood Castle stood (only the Gatehouse remains). This was where Cardinal […]