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I Come Before What Comes After

Do not write love poems, you say, but I am

on my knees with such furious heart-beats,

pleading petty prayers for flesh and its scam… 101 more words


Elizabeth: the Golden Age: All Romance, All the Time

Like Elizabeth, Elizabeth: the Golden Age (2007, Shekhar Kapur) is as much about Elizabeth’s (Cate Blanchett) lack of a love life as it is about the plots swirling around her. 1,769 more words


Word of the Week: Heart

Sir Walter Raleigh, the English aristocrat, was a writer, poet, soldier, politician, spy and explorer. His life was filled with adventure, intrigue, fortune and controversy. 579 more words

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Elizabeth: the Golden Age: Nobody Expects the Spanish Armada!

Well, expect actually everyone. Contrary to a line in Elizabeth: the Golden Age (2007, dir. Shekhar Kepur), the preparations for the Spanish Armada were well-known across much of Europe, and the timing of the invasion was actually a subject of considerable public debate. 1,428 more words


Castle 1 - The Tower of London

On Monday 13th October we visited our first castle, The Tower of London. The Tower of London, also know as her majesty’s royal palace and fortress, was established in 1066 by William the Conqueror. 407 more words