Almourol Castle

It's the end of my first day in Portugal and after a very busy day travelling yesterday, today was pretty chilled. After a nice lunch in Constancia, we headed for the castle at Almourol. The castle is set on a little island in the middle of the Tagus river and really is an imposing sight... Continue Reading →

Convento De Cristo, Tomar

Back in July I went on a family holiday to Portugal, or more particularly to the area near to Tomar. The area is famous for its links to the Knights Templar and the Crusades in particular the city of Tomar itself, which plays host to the beautiful stronghold of the Convento De Cristo (Convent of... Continue Reading →

A Little Bit Of Background

I have to admit, this is a little disconcerting. I'm new to this history blogging thing although I have studied history since before I can remember. I've been following a few history blogs for a while now, some alot better known than others and finally decided to start my own. But mine isn't really going... Continue Reading →

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