Category: Caz

A True Songbird – Eva Cassidy

“You left in autumn, the leaves were turning I walk down roads [of] orange and gold I see your sweet smile, I hear your laughter You’re still here beside me every day . . . ‘Cause I know you by heart . . . “ In November of 1996 the world said goodbye to the […]

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Medieval Guilds

In the 10th and 11th centuries Europe began to flourish, with towns being established and growing larger. This lead to an influx of merchants, who had, up until this time, mostly sold their wares by travelling from place to place personally carrying out all of their own trading transactions. With the increase in these peddlers […]

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Zugarramurdi – The Town of Witches

In northern Spain lies the town of Zugarramurdi, home to just under 250 people. This small town, situated next to the border of France and Spain, and nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is famous for being a major part of the Basque Witch Trials of the 17th century, the biggest witch hunt ever […]

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Anne Askew

There are many protestant martyrs mentioned in John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments, but none quite like Anne Askew. Born in Lincolnshire in around 1521, to Sir William Askew, and his wife Elizabeth Wrottesley, Anne was one of five children, two brothers, and two sisters. After her mother died her father married Elizabeth Hutton Hansard, a […]

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