Tag Archives: Henry VIII

Broken Village – Steve Tanham

The beautiful Northumberland village of Etal, one of a local twin, has a fine ruined castle; but this blog is not entirely about castles… The picture above is the castle at Etal. It was constructed in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Capturing History – A Cistercian Abbey

I spent much of my childhood within walking distance of the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, a place where history and legends seem to meld into a story perfectly designed to capture the imagination of a child. The abbey sits amid … Continue reading

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Driving through history

It is after ten and it has been another long day after a night of little sleep. I couldn’t settle for some reason, tossing and turning and listening to the bangs and rumbles in the street as the wind whipped … Continue reading

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Little gems – Aylesbury

I had occasion to go into town one summer’s day back on 2013. I am seldom happy about that, but sometimes it has to be done. Not that it is a bad town, to be fair. It has a history, … Continue reading

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