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Here, we will delight you with information, curiosities, history and legends from locations across Europe. Everything can be seen by those whose eyes have the power to observe... follow us and we will show you where to look!

The Witches of England

2nd August 2019
Category: England

Witches in England The practice of witchcraft was made illegal in England in 1563. Witchcraft was considered immoral with severe penalties prior to 1563, from 1485 hangings and burnings of witches became common. Women without husbands with a lowly status were particularly vulnerable to accusations. The best and somewhat vague estimations conclude, “tens of thousands” […]

Glastonbury – The Isle of Avalon

28th July 2019
Category: England

Glastonbury Every year, over 200,000 people descend on Glastonbury for one of the largest music festivals in the world.  The event attracts top talent from around the globe and headliners have included Stormzy, Dolly Parton and Pulp. The sheer size of Glastonbury Festival is a sight to behold and could be considered one of the […]

By Order of the Peaky Blinders

13th July 2019
Category: England

By order of the Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders was a hit television series by the BBC and was released on the 12th September 2013. Thomas Shelby, the ruthless and charismatic leader of the Birmingham-based street gang is depicted in the series. Across the episodes, Thomas Shelby and his family are seen engaging in bloody gang […]

Cannock Chase – Aliens Demons and Wild Animals

7th July 2019
Category: England

Cannock Chase A thirty minute drive north of the industrial city of Birmingham, sits Cannock Chase, twenty-six square miles of bracken, ancient oaks and history. The site has been inhabited since the Iron Age and the remains of a hill fort settlement can still be seen there today. As you watch families eating ice creams […]

The Catacombs of Paris: Lifeless and Lost

5th July 2019
Category: France

Continuing on from last week’s article on the Catacombs of Paris in the modern day, the underground subculture of Catacombs explorers known as cataphiles are well-known for their skill at moving through the catacombs, and for good reason. An unprepared explorer of the tunnels who tries to stray from the public sections of the Catacombs […]

The Catacombs of Paris: Cataphiles and Cinemas

29th June 2019
Category: France

The Catacombs still hold a pull in modern day that cannot be denied by the tourist and local alike. With its unmistakeable mystique, tied up in the morbid display of death that has been transformed within it, visitors to Paris flock to the Catacombs every year. Airbnb hosted a Halloween contest in 2015 to entice […]

The Highgate Vampire – Part 1

3rd March 2019
Category: England

Highgate Cemetery in North London, opened in 1839 and famous for the last resting place of such notables as Karl Marx, Michael Faraday, Douglas Adams, Alexander Litvinenko and many others. Is these days run under the auspices of the charitable trust The Friends of Highgate Cemetery and has been restored to its former glory but […]

The Catacombs of Paris: Resistance and Reclamation

1st March 2019
Category: France

As discussed last week, the immense Paris Catacombs were created as a way to consolidate the many dead that had taken up the city’s Cimetière des Saints-Innocents somewhere where they would not start to intrude into the basements of the residents of France’s capital. After their initial purpose was fulfilled, they played host to a […]

The Catacombs of Paris: Introduction and Construction

22nd February 2019
Category: France

To conclude the Body and Blood series, it is important to take a look at one of the most major and well-known instances of Europeans using the remains of the deceased as a resource with which to improve their lives and create something important to them: the Paris Catacombs. This is a subject that is […]

The Middle Ages’ Morbid Burial Rites

15th February 2019
Category: Poland

As one can expect, the Middle Ages were a tumultuous time for Europe. Death was everywhere, whether it came from war, crop failure, or the plague. As stated in previous articles, this lead to Europeans having a relationship with death that transformed the bodies of the dead into useful commodities such as relics, medicine, and […]

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