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

Mitchel Troy

Amy and I set off to Mitchel Troy, just south of Monmouth, to look for this https://twitter.com/johnevigar/status/1716331933066572125 which the wonderful John Vigar posted on Twitter back in October. It’s a medieval church, probably... READ MORE

Grandparenting 2023

Seth and Ethan are both growing – which means they are more able to play together. Here they are at St Fagan’s last summer And here sharing the joy of puddles and jigsaw... READ MORE

Fforest Fach

This is yet another of those ‘medieval forest boundaries I have walked past dozens of times without recognising them’ posts (see also https://www.heritagetortoise.co.uk/2022/11/forest-boundaries/, https://www.heritagetortoise.co.uk/2022/11/coed-rhiwr-ceiliog/, https://www.heritagetortoise.co.uk/2022/12/fforest-ganol/ ). Fforest Fach runs between the ridge of... READ MORE