The Establishment: Church and State, historically a tension seen in King, Barons and Church contending for power based on land ownership and supported by tithes and other taxes extorted from the people. 465 more words
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The University of Leicester’s Council has decided to continue with the planned closure of its Lifelong Learning Centre. This has been an unedifying process for the University, which found itself on the receiving edge of criticism from its own staff, as well as from the local councils and MPs.In the process, the University got itself some extremely unfavourable media coverage, particularly after… 484 more words
There are two contenders: Repton (Derbys) which proudly announces the fact at its boundary, and Tamworth (Staffs).
An abbey, later Augustinian Priory, was built at Repton, by the Trent, where Christianity obtained a foot-hold and set to become the religious centre of Mercia which it shared with Lichfield. 435 more words
From Mercian Hymns
King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven sandstone: overlord of the M5: architect of the historic rampart and ditch, the citadel at Tamworth, the summer hermitage in Holy Cross: guardian of the Welsh Bridge and the Iron Bridge: contractor to the desirable new estates: saltmaster: moneychanger: commissioner for oaths: martyrologist: the friend of Charlemagne. 222 more words
The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday affirmed the appointment of Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuowoye as the Olofa of Ofa in Kwara state.The Apex court, today, in a unanimous decision held that the appointment of the traditional ruler by the Kwara state Government was in line with the customs and tradition of the people of Offa. 117 more words