Tag Archives: Roman Empire

Written In Soil

Ancestral Lands, part of the Henstead Hundred Series Saxlingham—Nethergate and Thorpe Saxlingham has rightly been named a village of outstanding beauty. While taking the photos that accompany these three posts on Saxlingham’s early history I found it difficult to find … Continue reading

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The Iceni: Queen Boudica’s People

The most iconic image of Boudica (by Victorian artist and engineer Thomas Thornycroft) stands on the Embankment near Westminster Bridge, London. Here Boudica is portrayed with her two adolescent daughters—after they’d been raped by Roman soldiers—battle-enraged, and driving a scythe-wheeled … Continue reading

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Shall We Meet On The Hilltop

‘Shall we meet on the hilltop, where the four roads meet…’ So sang Marianne Faithful in The Witches Song on her 1979 album, Broken English. The song wasn’t of witches but of the women’s protest community at Greenham Common. And this post … Continue reading

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The Chap In The (Red) Cap

Another theory from Iris Einstein Take a Trip . . . Ladies, Gentlemen, grab your fav snack-pack and liquid refreshment, and climb aboard my immaculate transport (okay, so it’s only a bicycle but I’m not licensed to control any other). … Continue reading

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