Violette Szabo: agent behind enemy lines

Violette Szabo

The women agents of WWII If you have already taken part in our Inspiring Women tour you will have heard of the hundreds of thousands of women who across the British Empire contributed to the defeat the Axis powers. Most did so in non-combatant roles, such as mechanics, clerks and drivers. Only a few dozen … Continue reading Violette Szabo: agent behind enemy lines

The 10 martyrs remembered at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey martyrs

Westminster Abbey’s beginnings date back to 960 AD when Benedictine monks built the first sanctuary on what was then known as Thorney Island. Since then it has undergone several periods of reconstruction, modification and addition, its most recent one being the 10 statues above the Western entrance. Often overlooked as they so nicely fit into … Continue reading The 10 martyrs remembered at Westminster Abbey