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We are Volcanoes. 

A few days ago I mentioned an Ursula Le Guin commencement address that Rebecca Solnit quotes: “We are volcanoes,” Ursula K. Le Guin once remarked. “When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. 1,027 more words

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The Spanish Armada of 1588 – just history posts

The Spanish Armada is one of the most famous events in English history, and a story that many can recount. The terrible Spanish tried to invade to depose the beloved Elizabeth I, but due to English… 8 more words

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Quote of the Week: 24 July 2017

Alison Weir, The Princes In The Tower (London: The Folio Society, 1992)

A slight rearrangement of this section.  Instead of one huge sticky post, it’s easier to post as and when I come across something worth sharing.   164 more words

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(Westminster) Abbey Road Not a Smooth One

Note to self: Before setting out on a weekend jaunt, check the London transit closures. Just as in Toronto, subway (tube) maintenance takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, causing transit chaos among the gazillions of visitors to the British capital, not to mention the residents.  533 more words

The Spanish Armada of 1588

The Spanish Armada is one of the most famous events in English history, and a story that many can recount. The terrible Spanish tried to invade to depose the beloved Elizabeth I, but due to English ingenuity and British weather it failed spectacularly. 2,201 more words

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Discovery of Guiana - Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned on July 19, 1603.  His crime?  He married a lady in waiting for Queen Elizabeth I.  With that in mind, perhaps it is not so unforgiveable that under the current circumstances of the emergent situation, I had skipped discovery his book yesterday as originally planned? 175 more words

Thought For The Day

The Man with the Golden Pen

We’re very pleased to present a guest post by Derek Dunne on a fascinating event at the Blackfriars…

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Do you know who the best writer of Elizabethan London was? 1,711 more words

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