A Chinese Fairytale

During my research for the book I started to wonder if there were any fairytales which featured horses as suitors or husbands to girls – rather in the tradition of Beauty and the Beast et al. I didn’t have the time to pursue this exhaustively, but did find the following story, which is as sinister […]

On This Day in History

From, The Travels of Marco Polo, translated by Henry Yule and Henri Cordier, concerning Genghis Khan: The Lord abides at this Park of his [near Shang-tu in what is now Inner Mongolia], dwelling sometimes in the Marble Palace and sometimes in the Cane Palace for three months of the year, to wit, June, July, and […]