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Sir Walter Raleigh as "Faunus": The Elizabethan World of Magic and Impurity

Dear Reader,

I will readily admit, that, although a traditional Catholic, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Elizabethan period. Thus, it has always been difficult for me to accept the Hilaire Belloc narrative that the period was drenched in debauchery and financial corruption. 218 more words


ON THIS DAY: October 29, 2017

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The Adventurer’s Hidden Magic - Steve Tanham

“Strike man, strike!”

Those were the last words of Sir Walter Raleigh, spoken to an executioner who was taking his time, at the end of one of the most colourful lives of the whole Elizabethan era. 146 more words

The Silent Eye

658. I'm so tired

“Believe it or not, it was actually half-way normal in certain circles to hate the Beatles at a certain point in the later 1980s, mainly due to twenty plus years of over-adulation, overexposure, over-everything. 106 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse

Sir Walter Raleigh

The black-and-white L-shaped building arranged around a courtyard, was the Padstow Courthouse.

Padstow Court House was originally built in the 16th Century and extended in the late 17th and 19th centuries. 87 more words

Capturing Moments In Time

A short musing on the Deep State and the likes of it... - by Lyttenburgh

Dear Readers:

A brief introduction here, before I turn you over to my colleague, Lyttenburgh.  But continuing with our arcing theme of early summer, mysterious happenings, frolics in the forests, deep cabals and, of course, the Bard! 3,915 more words

The Great Game