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Deleted Settings: The Traitors' Gate

The Tower of London, built by William the Conqueror to dominate his new capital, has a long and fascinating history well worth reading up on. As I approached The Dark Apostle series, and especially the second book, … 286 more words

History

Tales From The Nursery - Part Two

Baa Baa Black Sheep

The BoJ’s current favourite nursery rhyme is Baa Baa Black Sheep. You know how it goes, “Baa Baa Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?/ Yes Sir, Yes Sir, Three Bags Full/ One For The Master/ One For The Dame/ And One For The Little Boy/ Who cries down the lane”.  281 more words

Culture

The Infamous Edward

Continuing with my efforts to create a backdrop for Scotland, the country of my maternal grandmother, I wanted to talk a bit about the above Edward, also known as ” Longshanks” and “Hammer of the Scots”. 800 more words

Where's the hero now?

Still a hero?  A reconstruction of Drake’s Golden Hind, London 2013.

People have all sorts of heroes and heroines – actors, musicians, sports stars, even politicians.  914 more words

Maritime History

An Engraving of Edward

I will be writing about Edward Plantagenet otherwise known as “Longshanks” and “Hammer of the Scots” very shortly. In the meantime, I came across this engraving of him in the… 101 more words

England

Group B - Vote Now!

The second play-off group is open for voting! Doing battle in Group B are Cnut, Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, Edward I, Elizabeth I and William III. 736 more words

Play-Offs