Inspirational Women in History

For millennia, women have left their mark on the world, at times changing the course of history and at other times influencing small but significant spheres of life. We have created a short list of some well-known women in history. Their …







From St Nicholas to Santa Claus

He’s a man of many names – Saint Nicholas, Nikolaos of Myra, Nikolaos the Wonderworker, Nikolaos of Bari, Sinterklaas and of course, Santa Claus. As well as becoming the figure we associate with Christmas gift-giving, St Nicholas is also the …





Double double toil and trouble

We’ve had Hallowe’en and now the nights are growing ever longer, it’s the perfect time for a spot of witchcraft, some would say. The images from Europeana below show both fictional witches, like the three that Macbeth meets on the …