Welcome to my website. I am a medieval historian based in Wales with close links to a number of heritage and community organisations.


Latest Blog Posts

More on portable/movable fonts

A couple of additions to the post on small fonts at https://www.heritagetortoise.co.uk/2022/06/portable-fonts/. The Penrhys font is about 9 kg in weight – I would describe it as movable but not really portable. We... READ MORE

Portable fonts

I have to admit that, before I went down this particular research wormhole, I hadn’t thought much about portable fonts. I knew about the Reformation debates about fonts and baptism, and the move... READ MORE

Grandparenting 2021

Seth has had a busy year in spite of lockdowns and restrictions. He likes being out in all weathers – snow rain … exploring the stream – in all weathers watching the trains... READ MORE

Llanthony – a thin place

I was supposed to be going to Capel-y-ffin, just north of Llanthony, back last January to make a radio programme about Thin Places – then the lockdown struck. We decided to have another... READ MORE