Playing Hnefatafl in the Park (with a pagan) — Historytalker

Today I ticked a point off my bucket list playing two ancient boardgames in the park with a friend. We played about five games of Hnefatafl and one of Fox and Geese in the War Memorial Park in Coventry. Hnefatafl, also known as Kings Table, is a board game popular in the Viking period. Fox […] …

How To Calm The Restless Mind — Awake Your Inner Dragon

Anxiety takes energy. Your heart speeds up, you sweat, and your muscles tense. Anxiety might be better if it had the decency to burn more calories, but there really isn’t an upside. Having a restless mind destroys your focus, concentration and can cause many a sleepless nights. A restless mind drains you. Then, when it’s […] …

Listing the Firs — Coventry Society News

The Firs, the former Coventry Preparatory School on Kenilworth Road, is one of the finest Georgian Buildings in Coventry. It is currently the King Henry VIII Preparatory School which is shortly to close. It is architecturally important and has some fascinating historical connections. Over the last few months the Coventry Society has been working with […] …

Lady Godiva – The realistic Collier’s Godiva is being exhibited in Coventry —

An 1897 painting by English artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The model in the painting is Mabel Paul, an artist model and West End theatre actress. Lady Godiva was a late Anglo-Saxon noble woman, who is relatively well documented as the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and […] …

Best Pre-Raphaelites Paintings — Mysterious Art Century

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood founded in 1848 by seven young artists who banded together against what they felt was an artificial and mannered approach to painting taught at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Inspired by the theories of John Ruskin, who urged artists to ‘go to nature’, they believed in an art of serious subjects treated […] …