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Magna Melodia

Magna Melodia is our concert programme for 2015, in honour of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The initial agreement of the Great Charter lies smack in the middle of the period of music that we are most interested in, and so this noteworthy anniversary has provided an admirable spur to us to gather a good range of material into a great programme. 1,277 more words

Medieval Music

dinner is served! part ii, volume one

part two

Welcome to part two of “Dinner is Served,” the joint project over here and with the sparkling Jenalyn over yonder at Map of Time… 1,464 more words

Royal Families

The 300-Year Union That Shaped The Wine We Drink

For those of us that are looking, though, there are still a few traces, particularly if you walk out at dusk along the narrow lanes of the pedestrianised Old Town. 261 more words


Sex, Marriage, and Children in Bordeaux

Drama, the sanctity of marriage, and the importance of children were once again being acted out in Bordeaux. This sixth largest French city, is a seat of power, where northern France meets Occitania, or the Aquitaine. 304 more words


Revisiting Some Favourite Places

About five or six years ago, I traveled with my sister-in-law Tannis to France. Our home base was a small town near Chinon called Cinais. As part of our trip, Tannis and I toured some of the châteaux that Dennis and I are visiting this week. 347 more words

Loire River

Empress Matilda

Empress Matilda was the daughter of King Henry I of England and his first wife Matilda of Scotland. At aged 8, Matilda was sent to Germany in betrothal to Henry V of Germany, who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope. 677 more words

Sheroes Of History

Three days to go...

If you read this, then please receive it in the spirit it is written. I am not a well-reasoned person, whatever I may think, but I do have passion and emotion. 472 more words