Category Archives: History

Where Shall I Sit?

I’m claiming this photo for #2019picoftheweek challenge title: All in a Row which I’m sure you’ll agree qualifies. [For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia] But what, you ask, is sedilia? It is what’s otherwise known as the Priests’ Bench or … Continue reading

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Hethel

No, that’s not the name of this gentleman’s wife (it was Mary), but the village where this magnificent marble effigy can be found. Norwich born Myles Branthwaite Esq, died August 1612, aged 55. Dates are not given for his wife. … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: Stones for the Dead

Wood is for the living; stone for the dead. That’s the old way. Yes, Papa, but if we keep chopping down trees and grubbing them up, there’ll be nothing left but the ancestral stones. My boy, my boy, we honour … Continue reading

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As Above, So Below

Once upon a time, a long time ago, the Romans used the River Tas to ship supplies to the regional town of Venta Icenorum. Once upon that long time ago the river was wider and deeper … as it doubtless … Continue reading

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For England and St George

I am a female English born, my birth-certificate tells me so; Though I will admit a tiny bit (1% of the total genome) in the Levant began long ago. Doubtless that bit joined the Diaspora, at least for the one … Continue reading

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CCC23: Papa Painted the Walls

Papa painted the walls He painted them pretty pink. He went to the slaughter-house. begged a bucket, mixed it with lime-wash and thickly slapped it Pretty, that pink. Yeah, but how many died for that bucket of blood? So? They … Continue reading

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And Did Those Feet

First were the Britons’ iron-clad chariot wheel-rims rattling as they raced along. Then arrived slick-skinned hard-nailed southern sandals in haste to decimate the rebel clans. Soft-soled boots of Baltic seal-skin followed, peaceful in their homestead aims. All disturbed by the … Continue reading

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