Katie-Rose Coughlan

I am a history student and a literature enthusiast. I love to write and constantly stray from topic to topic, whether it's history, politics, poetry or everyday life.


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The Mist Across the Ford
a month ago
The air was silent and yet it rang with sorrow and guilt, nostalgia sang. The men who once were boys together, will court the other’s ghost forever. I hover above the water’s veneer, watching, waiting...
The Birdhouse
2 months ago
His hair is iron and steel, as is his will, Cast in rigid form A trait of necessity It gleams silver The gold wedding Promise on his heart finger interrupts Laughing at the sun Its twinkle fills my ey...
Why Were Women So Accused of Being Witches in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries?
2 months ago
Opening Early modern Europe was the epicentre of many social, religious and economic changes. Against the backdrop of the Reformation and the Peasant Wars in the early sixteenth century, the belief in...
Pompeii: Ancient Modernity
2 months ago
The destruction unleashed upon Pompeii and the surrounding area of Campania in 79 AD, not only erased some of the evidence of a highly sophisticated civilisation that had also been present in other Ro...
Are You Liberal, or Your Kind of Liberal?
2 months ago
‘I’m a believer of free speech.’ ‘I don’t judge.’ ‘People should be allowed to express their opinions freely...’ This is the current soundtrack to today’s society. It’s quite a beautiful tune if truth...
Jaded yet Awakened
2 months ago
Jaded yet Awakened, Life feels so empty. Pre-empting The next bittersweet, rock hard blow. The initial hit is beautiful The aftermath is low. I don’t know what to say, or if I even exist. I don’t want...