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On This Day - 21 December 1495

21 December 1495 – Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford, Earl of Pembroke and the King’s uncle, dies at Thornbury Castle in South Gloucestershire . That Jasper passed away in his own bed as a wealthy old man is a testament to his reputation as the great survivor of the Wars of the Roses whilst all around him were cut down prematurely during the three decades of brutal civil war. 243 more words

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William Fleming, Early Settler in Heathcote, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario

William Fleming and his wife Margaret Ann McMillen were amongst the first settlers of Williamstown, later renamed Heathcote, in Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario. (Williamstown had been named after William Fleming, but it had to be renamed because there was another Williamstown in Ontario.) On the 1852 census William Fleming’s occupation was merchant.  214 more words


“Google glass is the whore of Babylon” – Thornbury

Scribbled notes from a Phil class with Dr. Thornbury Part 1

How culture is formed.

Scruton: 3 levels of culture: high culture, common culture, pop culture.

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Saucy eggs at Henri's

Little Henri
850 High Street Thornbury

Within moments of walking into this establishment on a late Saturday morning, I knew I was going to be happy. 875 more words

Baby Girl

67. "Winnie the Pooh is an alcoholic and a liar"

This week, we discuss The Poo Bus, Bono’s bike, what’s wrong with this country and crap local news from around the land.



Day 77 ~ St. Mary Parish Church, Thornbury

This is such a lovely area and so quiet. The castle is right next door but I didn’t go in there. It’s a shame the weather was so gloomy or I might have been able to get some better pictures 8 more words


Fluency, Accuracy and Scott Thornbury

Over the last three months I’ve gone through a process which has shredded to bits my grounding in teaching, thrown it up in the air and reformulated some of it, and shown me how to throw out the old and bring in the new. 1,004 more words