William Sterling

This tag: Women’s history

Women in Ancient Rome

The contrasting roles of women in different parts of Roman society in the Republic and the Empire, from slaves to Empresses.  The numerous female goddesses will be examined and how their attributes reflected the view of men.  Death and burial will also be looked at and the magnificent tomb of Helena and Mausoleum of Galla… Read more »

This tag: Women’s history

The Etruscans at the British Museum

The Etruscans are among the most mysterious of Ancient Europeans but they took many ideas from the Greeks and passed them on to the Romans whilst maintaining their own unique identity for 700 years or more.  The British Museum has a fine collection of gold, bronze, ceramics and other objects from the many tombs excavated… Read more »

This tag: Women’s history

England’s Earliest Kings: 5 Canute and the Turning of the Tide

The last 80 years of the Anglo-Saxon period saw turmoil with rival dynasties trying to take control.  Canute’s reign was a high point in this period.  His queen, Emma, was also a pivotal figure in our history. We will examine the decline of England’s security under Ethelred II and despite rich resources to call upon… Read more »