Category Archives: Medieval

Fountain’s Abbey – A Brief History of One of England’s Monasteries

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Today, Fountains Abbey (just outside of Ripon in North Yorkshire, UK) stands as one of England’s best preserved monasteries. ¬†It was founded in 1132 by Benedictine Monks following a dispute with St. Mary’s Abbey in York. ¬†Fortunately for the original … Continue reading

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BBC’s “The White Queen”

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OK, OK; I know that for a history teacher having your first two ‘history’ posts be about TV miniseries may seem a little bit lame (ok, it may be downright criminal); but one thing that I have learned about UK … Continue reading

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