An abused word, but one that should resonate within us all. We are social animals, and it is obvious that we group together. That intechange can take many forms but as have found with the Covid-19 pandemic it is constantly changing. Our enforced isolation will create new structures, it may also bring a new awareness of the wonderful […]
If you believed Rumplestiltskin was original, then think again. This old Suffolk tale came years earlier.. http://www.braiswick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tomtittotsale.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
In 1173 a battle was fought, in Fornham All Saints. Robert Whitehands, Earl of Leicester raised an army of 3000 Flemings to fight against the King Henry I. The army marched to Framlingham to be welcomed by Hugh Bigod. They went on to sack Haughley Castle, then marched to Bury. There they met Humphrey de Boun with his […]
This audiobook is the story of three middle-aged men.They have been through the ropes, but know, just maybe, they can start again. Listen here or go to my podcast player: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1309165.rss Part One: They meet Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five The Crematorium Chapter Six No party!
Our American born Prime Minister whose family originate from Turkey, who managed to wangle a scholarship to Eton (or his father did) has today gone to Scotland. It’s not confirmed that he has British citizenship unless it be through his mother. Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom for over 300 years. Scottish independence has been acknowledged […]
On 2 July 1667 the Dutch invaded Felixstowe. Landing near Cobbolds Point they made their way towards Landguard Fort which protected Harwich. A small frigate from Harwich began to shell the Dutch on the pebble beach, causing casualties and the Dutch retreated. See https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1584112
The scene of a bloody defeat by the Dutch on 3d June 1665. This war was really about control of New York, USA. Vice Admiral Cornelis Tromp had the nerve and authority to organize coherent action to cover the withdrawal.Is this a relative of a Trump?
In 1672 we joined with France against the Dutch. England and France had 101n-of-war plus support vessels, a total of 6,018 guns and 34,600 men. The Dutch had 91 men-of-war plus support, some 168 in total. The English and French were in Sole Bay, ‘in negligent posture’. The Earl of Sandwich saved the day, ignoring the orders of […]