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Glastonbury and the last Abbot of Glastonbury ~ Roberta Eaton

About Glastonbury Glastonbury was initially inhabited by stone age farmers. In 1892 the iron-age village near Glastonbury, now known as Glastonbury Lake Village, was discovered by a young medical student called Arthur Bulleid. The village was first constructed in approximately … Continue reading

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The wounded heart of Paris

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the … Continue reading

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The email trail…

I’m doing well, I’m nearly done, An early night at last? I’m almost sorted… then The emails come in thick and fast. Not one of them can be ignored, None can be left for later… And by the thirteenth missive … Continue reading

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Edward and Eleanor: a royal love story set in stone ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: A royal wedding in medieval times was all about sealing alliances and striking political deals, so emotional entanglements didn’t usually enter the equation. Consequently, it was common for husbands in royal and elite circles to play … Continue reading

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#writephoto regulars ~ Meet Trent P. McDonald

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. Without those of you who write and read the pieces inspired by the weekly photos, the writephoto prompt would not exist. So, if you … Continue reading

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Elusive realities: The touch of the past..? II

Continuing from yesterday’s post: We had visited one of the more obscure sites in Derbyshire. It was one we did not know well, so  spending time with the stones, hidden away within a copse of trees, was something we felt … Continue reading

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Dawn of Disgrace ~ Bobby Fairfield #writephoto

We stood up on the cliff looking down at the scene of destruction below. The gale force wind so strong that we could hardly stand. Waves crashed over the bow of the stricken vessel. We could not keep our torches … Continue reading

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Loyalty and Betrayal at Old Sarum ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: With my Low Castles warning light flickering again, this weekend meant seeking out some castle therapy. Old Sarum is unique. Its ruins crown the summit of an Iron Age hillfort in the rolling Wiltshire countryside near … Continue reading

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Another flying visit…

The door was actually open as we passed, so it would have been rude not to stop. “It could be a long morning…”said my son, settling back with amused resignation as I grabbed the camera and hopped out of the … Continue reading

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The Written Stone, Grimsargh Near Longridge, Lancashire ~ The Journal of Antiquities

Reblogged from the Journal of Antiquities: The Written Stone at Grimsargh, near Longridge, Lancashire. OS Grid Reference: SD 62585 37882. At the northern end of Written Stone Lane at Grimsargh, near Longridge, Lancashire, is a very curious and mysterious stone … Continue reading

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