Any topic you choose, I'll become highly invested in it
This article that I wrote for my history blog is about whether or not the Anglo-Saxon invasion really took place. In recent decades, many scholars have argued that it was more of a semi-peaceful migration than a real invasion. This article was written in response to such theories (in particular, to a 2018 document about the subject). I outline my criticism of the supposed evidence against an invasion, and I argue that the evidence does support a proper invasion, in the vein of the Roman invasion of Britain centuries before.
This article takes a look at the best resolutions to episodes in the modern revival of Doctor Who.
This article analyses the scientific plausibility of a number of seemingly-outrageous moment in Doctor Who. These include mopeds that fly through space, surviving a fall from many hundreds of feet up, and heads that remain alive after decapitation.
This article is an analysis of the scientific plausibility of various events and technologies that were seen in the 2014 Doctor Who episode 'Deep Breath'. It investigates the true consequences of bringing a T. Rex from the Cretaceous period to the modern day. It also considers the topic of spontaneous human combustion, which features in the episode. And lastly, it examines the possibilities of combining human body parts with clockwork robots.
This is a character profile of Cerdic of Wessex, the semi-legendary founder of the kingdom of Wessex. The article covers what is claimed about this man by the available sources, as well as what some modern scholars have concluded about him, and which characters from Arthurian lore he can possibly be identified with.
This is a character profile of King Arthur himself. It is an overview of all the main pieces of information known about him or claimed about him from the legends. It covers his historicity, his family, his activities, and who he may well have really been, if he can indeed be identified as a figure from the medieval genealogies.
This is an article I wrote for Arthurian Legends, analysing the legend of the Sword in the Stone to see if it may have had any historical basis. This involved examining a number of different theories and weighing them up against the evidence and the details within the legend itself to see if they acted as a plausible explanation.
This book that I wrote is all about my theories concerning the origins of the legends of King Arthur. It was published by Amberley Publishing in May 2019, both as an electronic book and also as a hardback. The primary purpose of the book is to investigate the seemingly-fictional European campaign of Arthur's in the 12th century Historia Regum Britanniae. However, this involved delving into a lot of background information and outlining an explanation for the primary parts of the Arthurian legends as well, in addition to analysing the historical veracity of the Roman-era sections of the Historia Regum Britanniae.