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Another clue to the mystery of the "Princes"?

On the left is Gipping Chapel in Suffolk, attached to the Tyrrell property of Gipping Hall. It is a tradition within the Tyrrell family that the “Princes”, the sons of Edward IV who were technically children, lived there during 1483-4 “with the permission of the mother” 52 more words



Finding myself with an hour to kill in Aberdeen city centre led me to step away from the hubbub of Saturday afternoon shoppers rushing about to grab those last few gifts for Mothers Day and step into the relative tranquility of the graveyard at St Nicholas Kirk. 570 more words


F-Bombs and Feet of Clay: My Less than Saintly Life on Display

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I am frustrated and angry tonight at people who I served with and considered to be friends because I dared to criticize the draft dodging, combat veteran mocking President when it was reported that he is forcing the Pentagon to give him a big military parade like Bastille Day in France. 1,000 more words

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Tolleshunt d'Arcy - St Nicholas

We visited this church on a cold late afternoon after a sleet shower, on 31st January 2018. The church was closed. I was looking for the gravestone of Margery Allingham, but I didn’t find it. 15 more words

St Nicholas


St. Nicholas sits on the fringe of the historic market town of Richmond. With elevated  views across the pastures towards the ruins of Easby Abbey and the River Swale its origins date back to 1171 when St. 610 more words



This very well-painted icon depicts one of the miracles traditionally attributed to St. Nikolai/Nicholas of Myra:

The title inscription at the base identifies it:

It reads: 657 more words

Blessed Saint Architeuthis - Skot Olsen

Did you know that a squid has three hearts?  This is possibly one of my favourite facts.  Simply because it is quite difficult to work in to a conversation how many hearts a squid has.  671 more words