If you walk north along the greenway just north of Le Châtellier, then take the right hand path between markers 11 and 12, you will find an unusual bridge crossing the Varenne river. This bridge marks a place vital to the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the
This week our postcard match is a tiny village in the Orne region of Normandy. Here in the 11th century lived the priest Walkelin and it is his, terrifying, ghost story our guest blogger re-tells today. Our blogger is Orderic Vitalis; Benedictine monk, 11/12th century chronicler and friend of Walkelin.
Setting the scene It is August, 1789. The French Revolution, which started idealistically enough with the formation of a National Assembly on 17 June to balance royal power, has become rather less polite as the Bastille is stormed on 14 July. This political drama follows months of hardship for the people of