Sunday, 16 December 2018
The Mary Rose, by Sue Purkiss
So - you've spent years in search of the wreck of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, which you know has lain under fourteen metre...
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Homes and homelessness at Christmas by Fay Bound Alberti
This month my blog is a brief one. The reason is simple: I am moving house for the second time since August. I write surrounded by boxes tha...
Friday, 14 December 2018
Under the Volcano - by Lesley Downer
On August 11th 1863 seven British warships steamed into Kinko Bay in the southern Japanese province of Satsuma and dropped anchor in t...
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Jersey in WW2 - Organisation Todt
by Deborah Swift Russian Slave Workers of Organisation Todt My latest research has been into the German Occupation of Jersey during W...
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Reading for pleasure
by Antonia Senior I was a bookish child who became a bookish teenager. I was not entirely the introverted stereotype - there was a sociabl...
Monday, 10 December 2018
The Good Death II – Michelle Lovric
Five years ago I posted a piece about a fascinating and little-known Venetian scuola – The Company of Christ and the Good Death , the kind...
Sunday, 9 December 2018
What to Bring to a Saturnalia Feast
Our Saturnalia host, Steve Cockings by Caroline Lawrence For many years, my motive for studying Classics and writing historical fic...
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