British Knights

23 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Copyright of the image Getty Images Legend St George's parade in Manchester featured knights in white and red suits While some people in England celebrate St. George with parades, Morris dances and flags, others will have to wait a week. As the holy day falls this year in Easter week, the churches have suspended their […]

23 Apr 19
SC Skillman Author

The period of British history which we call the Dark Ages was not dark at all – according to the author of this book, Martin Wall. But we do know the period this term covers, between about 500 and 1000 BC, was marked by frequent warfare. Many of us choose to imagine it best probably […]

23 Apr 19
Lilibet's Handbag

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Jochen Herling The Grand Ducal Court has announced the passing of Grand Duke Jean. He was 98. Grand Duke Jean was born Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Aviano on January 5, 1921, to Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and her husband Prince Felix  of Bourbon-Parma. He was […]

23 Apr 19
From page to stage - and everything in between

Pleasance has announced more than 100 shows which have been added to its Edinburgh line-up. This roster of shows joins the 20 recently announced shows supported by the Pleasance Futures programme, including this year’s winners of the Charlie Hartill Special Theatre Reserve Fund and Comedy Reserve Fund, marking Pleasance’s commitment to nurturing talent and supporting […]

23 Apr 19
All Things Georgian

For anyone not familiar with Harriette Dubochet who used the assumed surname of Wilson whilst alive, (although when buried her baptismal name was given) we would definitely recommend both volumes of her memoirs published in 1825, as they make fascinating reading and are online via Internet Archive. Harriette lived life to the full and was […]

23 Apr 19
past tense

On 23 April 1977, a twelve hundred-strong National Front march through Wood Green was opposed by some 3,000 anti-racists, including delegations from Haringey Labour Party, trade unionists, the Indian Workers’ Association, local West Indians, members of Rock Against Racism and the Socialist Workers Party. While Communists and churchmen addressed a rally at one end of […]

23 Apr 19
TAKING NOTE

The way Robin Brownlee of oilersnation.com sees it, “Edmonton Oilers’ CEO Bob Nicholson will certainly have a rooting interest in the San Jose Sharks when they host the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of their opening-round series Tuesday.” . . . Nicholson is heading up the Oilers’ search for a general manager to replaced […]

22 Apr 19
Anne H Campbell

Once upon a time, there lived a heroic knight of great renown who was the heartthrob of all the maidens. He had flowing golden locks and eyes the blue of evening twilight and stood head and shoulders above his peers. He fancied a particularly lovely maiden and beseeched her parents that he might court her. […]

22 Apr 19
The Undercover Historian

This Spring I taught a history of recent economics course to undergraduate students majoring in mathematics and economics. The syllabus is here. I have reproduced the reading list with some links to papers and twitter summaries of my lectures below. Here are also a few comments on what I wanted to do with this type of […]

22 Apr 19
Divine Secrets of the Yaarkshire Sisterhood

So last week I went to Windsor with my Mother in Law for a Maundy Thursday date with The Queen.  True story.  She chose me, as the least embarrassing of her children and daughters-in-law (who’d have thought it?) to accompany her to receive maundy money. I was quite excited, as I do like the Royal […]

22 Apr 19
Dezign Ark (Beta)

British artist Conrad Shawcross has installed a 49-metre-high structure around the soon-to-be built chimneys of an energy centre on Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London. Shawcross collaborated with Danish architecture firm CF Møller to design The Optic Cloak, commissioned by Knight Dragon, the developer overhauling the peninsula. The monumental structure, which is only three metres deep, […]

22 Apr 19
The Travels of Spellbinder

After a brief trip back to UK to catch up with family and domestic life, I returned a couple of weeks ago to Tortola to await the next crew. Crispin, Ann and my god daughter Lottie arrived and were joined a few days later by eldest son Tom.  Together, we have just spent a wonderful […]