The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

This is why I ride

  This is why I ride.   A mid-life crisis becomes an annual event, and a trip to Mallorca becomes a chance to escape. Like history, life looks different over … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

What do we talk about when we talk about doing history?

  What do we talk about when we talk about doing history? A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about the dull aches and low grade anxieties that … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment


Right now I am very tired. A long term, a shit year, and too many months playing catch-up since my Dad was in hospital. This is why I am very … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 6 Comments