William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. British Museum Mediaeval Tour

      When: January 14, 2018 @ 2:45 pm - 3:25 pm

      This British Museum tour of the Mediaeval Galleries takes place every day at 2:45 pm.  We work on a four week rota and mine are on a Sunday.  The dates for my tours in 2018 are January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st (although I shall probably swap this one), July… Read more »

    2. Life and Times of Charles I and Henrietta Maria

      When: January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

      Charles was never meant to be king but rose to the challenge and he and Henrietta led a glittering court. Sadly they were at odds with Parliament and the people which led to Civil War.

    3. Great Voyages from Greek and Roman Myths – Jason, Odysseus and Aeneas

      When: January 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

      A detailed examination of the voyages and their fantastical encounters relating them to reality.

Featured articles

Anglo-Saxon Queens

When the final version of my PhD was accepted by the University of London I had removed a long section on the early Anglo-Saxon queens and other royal women.  I was told this was worthy of an MPhil but not PhD material.  As it no longer forms part of the thesis it is not subject… Read more »

Modest Mussorgsky

The Mighty Handful The lives and music of Balakirev, Cui, Borodin, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov examining how they came together and how their careers overlapped. In 1867 the critic Stasov wrote a review of the Pan-Slav concert organised by Mily Balakirev: “God grant that our Slavonic guests may never forget today’s concert; God grant that they… Read more »

Baltic Cruise Lecture 5

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 5 Vikings 1 England 0 Summary of Lecture 4 In the last lecture we examined how the West Saxon kings took advantage of the power vacuum left by the weak kings of Mercia… Read more »