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Finding Doctor Faust and Alchemical Mysteries (Video)

Hello everyone! We are happy to publish a new StoryTime video recorded during these months affected by the Covid19. We do not run many tours as you can imagine, still, we still keep doing what we mostly love – tell stories! Listen to Liam, presenting and narrating dark tales of alchemists and magicians of old […]

Love at the Castle Stairs (Video)

Dear all, as you probably know, in the past weeks we used to perform live stream story time via Facebook, in order to promote ourselves in the hard times of Covid19 pandemic. One of the chosen stories was “Love at the Castle Stairs” narrated by the beautiful Jana, streamed in the Prague Castle district. Here […]

Robert the Bruce and his Battle Axe

Robert the Bruce and One-to-One Combat It is fairly unusual, even in the period of medieval kings, to hear about Kings engaging in one-to-one combat with a leader of a rival army. They are just too important to risk dying. Sure, they are at the battlefield. Yes, they roam around towards the back with their […]

HG Wells looking into the future

HG Wells: Today we will look into the Future Writing about a “modern” author like HG Wells is certainly not my nomenclature. In my line of work in writing for Mysterium Tours, I deal almost exclusively with the Past. I write by candlelight late into the night, I attempt to make sense of the senseless. […]

The Red Dragon of Wales

The Red Dragon of Wales Wales is a beautiful country. From the rugged landscape of Snowdonia to the beautiful coastline of Anglesey, there is something in Wales for everyone. It is also a country of myths, legends and magic. I mean its flag has a Red Dragon on, you can’t get much more mythical and […]

Lady Mária Széchy, the “Venus of Murány Castle”

Lady Mária Széchy, the “Venus of Murány Castle”   Murány Castle (Muránsky Hrad) was perhaps one of the most formidable forts in the Upper Lands of the Hungarian Kingdom. It is sitting on the steepest and highest cliffs of the Carpathian Mountains. You can read about this castle here. A scandalous lady Countess Mária Széchy […]

King Alexander III of Scotland and his Midnight Ride

King Alexander III of Scotland During my time writing this blog I have written about the deaths of a number of different monarchs. In the mini series on regicide we saw the cruel assassination of Edward II, the historical whodunnit with The Princes in the Tower, the euthanasia of King George V and the overthrowing […]

St. Isidore of Seville: Patron Saint of the Internet

St Isidore of Seville: The Patron Saint of the Internet Welcome to my fourth instalment about Patron Saints and their origins. We have looked at St. George & the Dragon, St. Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland and St. Drogo the Saint of unattractive people. Today we are going to look at a slightly more […]

Gruesome Tragedy at the Smalls Lighthouse

Lighthouse Keeping is an unusual profession I have held some strange jobs in my time. For much of my adolescence I was a professional snake milker. I am not ashamed to say that I, as many writers before me have, am not unknown to have worked on the various Emu farms scattered across the East […]

St. Drogo of the Unattractive People

Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder In her 1878 book Molly Bawn, Margaret Wolfe Hungerford first coined the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Essentially she was saying that what constitutes beauty to one person, would be considered repulsive to another. Hungerford wasn’t the first to make this observation. Plato wrote […]