John Penry and Christopher Marlowe: A Case of Mistaken Identity? | Mel Hopkins

John Penry was a key figure in the religious tensions during Elizabeth I’s reign. One of the lesser known stories about John Penry is that to some he is linked with one of the greatest mysteries of the time, the death of Christopher Marlowe. The mystery would make a fascinating novel. Penry entered Cambridge University’s […]

Shocking Truth About the Rich’s Attitude to the Poor | Ray Noyes

The most shocking thing Ray Noyes uncovered when researching and writing Workhouse was a royal commission’s report in 1832. This report was not directed towards dealing with the plight of the poor kindly, but described them as ‘a pest’ who should ‘feel, at least, that [they] are a pest’, if they can’t be gotten rid […]