Confused Heap of Facts is the creation of Clare Starkie, an English teacher and ex-museum curator now living in Madrid, Spain. 

Originally from Merseyside in the UK, Clare lived in Sheffield for over 20 years, first as a student of history and archaeology, and later as the Curator of Decorative Art for the city’s museum service. Responsible for a world-renowned collection of metalwork, she organised exhibitions and gallery renovations, did extensive research and gave talks and tours to illuminate the stories behind a huge range of fascinating objects. 

Moving to Madrid in 2018 with her partner Bez, a teacher and games designer, she now teaches English to adults and runs tours of the Madrid river. This blog is a chance to share with everyone her love of the places, people and objects that made Spanish (and global) history.