More from Christian Boulton
Helford Passage and the Ferryboat Inn
From medieval ferry crossing to secret World War II operations, the waterside hamlet of Helford Passage was formerly a far busier place than it appears today.
More in United Kingdom
‘Then I chucked bread at her head’: Women slut-shaming women in medieval London
In 1497, Joan Rokker called Joan Sebar a whore on her front doorstep then threw bread at her. How, where, and why did medieval women publicly sexually defame other women?
Festoons and swags on Pall Mall
A potted history of the RAC club on Pall Mall. Housed in very grand buildings near to Buckingham Palace that were once used as the War Office, the RAC offers members an Edwardian marble swimming pool, Turkish baths, squash courts and chandeliered drawing rooms.