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Maurice Berkeley and the Scots Plot

On that murky Midsummer Eve when the leading alternative candidate for the authorship of the works of William Shakespeare was said to have died, Shakespeare’s Fair Youth was swept up and arrested with friends, one of whom was a brother of the overseer of the will of a certain actor from Stratford-on-Avon. 3,961 more words

Shakespeare

Sonnet XIV. To the Spider by Thomas Russell

Ingenious insect, but of ruthless mould,
Whose savage craft (as nature taught) designs
A mazy web of death; the filmy lines
That form thy circling labyrinth enfold… 90 more words

Poetry

Books and sacred places

Vintage or antique books are portals for time travel, which is one reason I love strolling through antique fairs; especially antique book fairs. I spoke with a few vendors at a recent Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair. 37 more words

Podcast

1798 - United Irish Rebellion begins in Wexford and in Leinster.

The short lived, brutal 1798 Rebellion instigated by the United Irishmen commences when on the night of the 23rd May, the mail coaches leaving Dublin were seized – as a signal to those United Irishmen outside the capital that the time of the uprising had arrived. 147 more words

Irish History