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Return From Whence Thou Came… ~ Jim #writephoto

I offer up this blade, back to the god from which it came Embark the age of which mankind’s damnation grows From men who molten stone to steel Continue reading at MHaiku Poetry

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Inside the Tomb ~ Dorinda Duclos #writephoto

She knew of no other way to get the message to him but to sneak inside the tomb and leave it there. A red rose would signal it was definitely from her. Waiting for the dark of night, she crept … Continue reading

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Metaphysical Journey ~Neil Rushton

Reblogged from deadbutdreaming: This is another slight diversion from the realm of faerie, but the subject matter is intimately connected to our understanding of metaphysical realities through texts from our past. The poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is … Continue reading

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Full Circle: St Michael and All Angels, Addingham

From Little Meg we had a leisurely stroll down a wooded path, to a tiny church we had glimpsed from the circle on our first visit. It had turned out to be one I had stumbled across in my research … Continue reading

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The Temple Church II: Talking heads…

It is difficult to say what you see first when you step inside the church built by the Knights Templar in the middle of London, over eight hundred years ago. What you notice first, though, is a complete disparity in … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXIV: The ‘first and last’ church

We were sorely in need of grounding after our visit to Boscawen Un stone circle and set off in search of breakfast. Okay, second breakfast. Land’s End…now a tourist attraction rather than the end of the land…was full of visitors … Continue reading

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The old chapel of Kilvaree – Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: Towards the bottom of the Craignish peninsula, but not quite at the tip of it, lies an old ruined chapel. Rather confusingly, it bears several names, including Kirkton, Kilvaree, Kilmolroy, and Kilmory.  While the first … Continue reading

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The face of history – A visit to Haddon Hall III

Although there are the grand tapestries, Great Hall and Long Gallery, as well as all the trappings of magnificence, there are corners of Haddon Hall that do not feel like a grand and glorious Country House. They simply feel like … Continue reading

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All in the details – A visit to Haddon Hall II

Other than the Elizabethan connection, we really had, at that point, no idea why we had felt the need to visit Haddon Hall. We knew little about the place, apart from the legend of the romantic elopement of Dorothy Vernon … Continue reading

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A visit to Haddon Hall

Every time we had driven past Haddon Hall, I had the feeling we needed to go there. The feeling bugged me a bit, as stately homes have not really been part of our research. We tend to be drawn to … Continue reading

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