So here it is my first blog on the social history of the Touraine Region, where I live in Central France.
I’ve lived in the Touraine for just over two years and thought it time to stop reading about the area and put fingers to keyboard.
I’ve been thinking of which topics to include. The effects of WWII on the area and in particular the role of local resistance to Nazi-ism will certainly feature. There are a number of local publications on this important topic but little or nothing in English. I hope this blog will go someway towards meeting that deficit and will also be a foil to the usual portrayal of the Fench people in the UK press as being inept and cowardly.
The life of Joan of Arc will certainly feature. But this will not be a blog about the great & the good, Plantagenets and Chateaux. Rather I’ll be blogging about the insights I glean about the workers and peasants, the extra~ordinary people of the region after the more orthodox history reapers have passed by.
I hope you enjoy.