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Letters from Spain – numero tres ~ Joy Lennick

Reblogged from Joy Lennick: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal Hola folks…I believe I left you back in 2005, when there was excitement in the air due to … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Wroth Silver Ceremony ~ Gary Stocker

Continuing Gary Stocker’s Sunday series of posts on the folklore, ancient sites and legends of Britain. If you have similar stories to share from the area in which you live,  please read the footnote and send them in. Obviously November … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Lady Godiva ~ Gary Stocker

Continuing Gary Stocker’s Sunday series of posts on the folklore, ancient sites and legends of Britain. If you have similar stories to share from the area in which you live,  please read the footnote and send them in. The philanthropic … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Charlotte Brontë

Background Charlotte was the third and middle daughter born to Patrick and Maria Branwell Brontë. She had two older sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, who both died as children from tuberculosis, and two younger sisters, Emily and Anne. She also had … Continue reading

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Living Lore: The Red Horse of Tysoe, or “The Nag of Renown” ~ Gary Stocker

Chalk horses carved into hill sides, whether they are ancient like the one at Uffington or more modern, like some others in the locality are fairly well known about. However there was a red horse carved into the hillside above … Continue reading

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Memory #midnighthaiku

* Precious memories Fading to be forgetfulness A new summer calls * Rooted in the past What is born from what once was Living history * The wheel will still turn The fallen will still matter Life springing from loss … Continue reading

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Living Lore: The Noble Impe ~ Gary Stocker

In the Beauchamp Chapel in the Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick, is the tomb of Robert Dudley, Lord Denbigh, son of Robert and Lettice Dudley, Earl and Countess of Leicester (nicknamed the “Noble Impe”). He sadly died in … Continue reading

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King Philip’s War and My Upcoming Book, The Last Pilgrim ~ Noelle Granger

Reblogged from Sayling Away: King Philip’s War is one few people know about – even in New England – but is considered by many to be the deadliest war in Colonial American history.  It took place in the 17th century … Continue reading

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Vortigern and the Mead Goggles: A Sobering Tale ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: While young Sticky Rogers sleepily transforms into something magical all tucked up in his comfy nest in the pantry, I’ve been learning all about the worlds’ oldest alcoholic beverage. The story of mead stretches back for … Continue reading

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Guest author: Roberta Eaton Cheadle ~ The Vikings in York: Ivar the Boneless

Ivar the Boneless Ivar the Boneless, also known as Ivar Ragnarsson, was the Viking leader who captured York in AD 866 and called the city Jorvik. According to Norse legend, Ivar the Boneless was born “without any bones at all.” … Continue reading

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