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Day Two Hundred and Fifty-Nine: Potato

Humble earth apple, our first American import and Raleigh’s treasure, court presented root booty, given to a virgin queen from a virgin land. Pocahontas’ Peruvian peelers. 113 more words


Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh / The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

 Two very short works of great imagination: Louise Welsh’s Tamburlaine Must Die breathes life into the final days of Elizabethan poet and dramatist Christopher Marlowe. … 718 more words

Christopher Marlowe

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge - The Scallop Shell and The Pilgrimage

Sir Walter Raleigh wrote:

Give me my scallop shell of quiet;
My staff of faith to walk upon;
My scrip of joy, immortal diet;
My bottle of salvation; 428 more words


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

Word Of The Week

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