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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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Ghosts #midnighthaiku

* Half-remembered tales On the edge of memory Ancestors whisper *

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Time Travelling: Monumental memories

We could not leave Breedon on the Hill without mention of the Shirley family who left their mark on the little church in no uncertain terms. In fact, as soon as you enter the nave, your eye is immediately drawn … Continue reading

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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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Cold #midnighthaiku

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As noble knights by sanctity embraced, Stories traced upon a silent tomb Emblazoned and caparisoned In semblance of history Laid to rest in glory. Truth not writ in stone, Death corrupted Serving life Enslaved. False. Fake. Worthless, Ego-wrought, Mere trumpery. … Continue reading

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All That Remains – Helen Jones #Writephoto

He came to me after dark, as night lay like soft velvet in the hollows of the hills. The fire burned low, his feathered cape laid over the chair shimmering iridescent blue as the birds stirred and gave their first … Continue reading

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Cold stone and warm hearts

Last year we visited Haddon Hall in Derbyshire as part of our research, both for the upcoming workshop and the continuing trail of clues we follow as we look back through history. We learned a lot about the Manners and … Continue reading

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Eerie Sepulchral gloom Beckoning us inwards Its dark invitation denied Chilling Cinquain for Colleen’s poetry prompt

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Mystery from Morpeth Road #writephoto

The most remarkable thing about the mystery of the hidden tomb was there was only one set of stairs leading to it and none leading away from it. It puzzled many. Papers were written on it, conferences held, theories were … Continue reading

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