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Category Archives: England
Tintagel, legendary place where King Arthur was born. Down below is Merlin’s cave, with its magic, flat stones. We had a few of those stones for years, placed on the coffee table in my parents’ living room. At age 14, … Continue reading
“While much of the UK still struggles after the financial crash, one city is thriving. Money, companies and people are pouring into London like never before. Why is the capital so dominant? Is its success good or bad for Britain? … Continue reading
“They will remember that we were sold, but not that we were strong. They will remember that we were bought, but not that we were brave.” — William Prescott, 1837, former slave. We will remember. I was moved by the … Continue reading
Carved on Westminster Abbey in London are 20th Century martyrs, who include Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia, a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church; Martin Luther King Jr. and Archbishop Oscar Romero. .
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=103840 William of Normandy gets most of the fame as conqueror of England in 1066 and the first real English monarch, but I’ve been doing some reading on earlier monarchs, including the man modern historians now view as … Continue reading
How accurate are geneological records on Ancestry.com? I had assumed the Buies were genetically isolated for hundreds of years on the Isle of Jura, Scotland. But Ancestry.com suggests they may have only inhabited Jura for only a few generations. My … Continue reading