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Turtle doves, architecture, music and fountains of wine

The turtle dove mourns the husband she has lost fromĀ Richard de Fournival’s ‘Bestiaire D’amour’ (1250)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen (or heard) a turtle dove, a bird once common in the south of England but now increasingly rare and on theĀ  1,638 more words


22nd August 1545 - Charles Brandon Dies

On the 22nd August 1545 Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at Guildford, Surrey. He was one of Henry VIII’s closest friends and, at one point, the husband of Mary Tudor, the King’s sister. 157 more words


History in Nursery Rhymes: Religious & Civil Strife in Verse

Nursery rhymes have been long used as a means of entertaining children. However, many poems we now consider “nursery rhymes” were originally recited by adults with satirical intent, many poked fun at prominent figures and events of the day. 914 more words

History In The Media

Maybe I'm a stickler for detail... but even the moose stopped in their tracks!

I am still reeling from what I heard on a Poetry Magazine podcast this morning. I just fired a letter off to the editors, and will follow up this post here with their reply, if I get one. 422 more words