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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 … Continue reading

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Cheese and Compost, anyone? ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: My fire pit and medieval cookware turned up just in time for some nice weather last weekend, so I couldn’t wait to set it all up and have a go. I’ve got two books on medieval … Continue reading

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Size matters – Lichfield Cathedral

Back in June 2017, I finally managed to break my journey between north and south to spend time at one of our mediaeval cathedrals… In our modern world, when we are accustomed to seeing skyscrapers on every skyline, size seems … Continue reading

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The face of history – A visit to Haddon Hall III

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

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Ember Days and Genteel Ways: Dinner at the Castle ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: I’ve been doing a lot of cooking recently, and looking back at my past medieval adventures has got me thinking about medieval food and castle mealtimes. So by way of connecting with my beloved Middle Ages … Continue reading

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All in the details – A visit to Haddon Hall II

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

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A visit to Haddon Hall

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again here over the past week or so. We always feel the need to ‘come down’ after these weekends and wandered out into the landscape. … Continue reading

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Walking around Oxford ~ Mike Biles at A Bit About Britain

Reblogged from A Bit About Britain: I’m not easily given to hyperbole; I’ve told you that a million times. But it is genuinely hard to think of a British town that can be quite so achingly beautiful as Oxford. Perhaps … 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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Power, Prisoners and Parties at Criccieth Castle ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings: In the Epilogue of my Welsh Quest, I mentioned that we might find another couple of castles to visit during the rest of our stay in North Wales. And believe it or not, we did. But … Continue reading

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