Knights (Warriors Around the World) was published in 2017 and uses this photo I took in Temple Church, London of William Marshall. Marshall was one of the most remarkable knights in British history and served four kings. He was instrumental in getting King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 and played a major role in preventing civil war afterwards.
I’ve just revised one of the most popular blog posts on the site, around how to use your cell phone in Europe. It’s been updated with the latest information on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile plans and the latest smartphones. The good news is that now it’s cheaper and easier than ever to use your phone in Europe.
The January 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine carries an article on The gruesome remains of prehistoric murder victims uncovered in Europe’s bogs and is illustrated with a photo I took of 2000-year-old Lindow man, found in a peat bog in Cheshire and now in the British Museum. “The man’s death was carefully orchestrated to extract the maximum pain, terror and public drama”, the article notes.
Oxford University Press’ new Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation includes a photograph I took in Montepulciano, Tuscany of a small shrine to the Virgin Mary. According to the book, the photo illustrates “the distinctive character of Catholic devotion”.
Every great photograph tells a story, but I often find it interesting to read the story behind the photograph — and hence this occasional series of posts. This time it is the turn of Villa Vignamaggio that has frequently appeared in books and magazine …Read more
Advanced mobile phone usage in Lucca, Italy Part 1 of 2 articles: the second covers cellular data in Europe Last updated: October 2017 To many Americans, staying in touch with a cell phone or tablet while in Europe can seem difficult and expensive. But …Read more
Renting a villa in Italy, France or Spain isn’t just for millionaires. Perhaps surprisingly, villa rental can be more reasonable than staying in a hotel, especially if you’re a family a larger group (though being a millionaire does help if you want to …Read more