SIR THOMAS MORE , A MAN FOR ALL REASONS: SAINT OR SINNER?

‘Not exactly the horse’s mouth’ In Josephine Tey’s spellbinding novel ‘The Daughter of Time’, Detective Inspector Alan Grant has a reputation for being able to spot a villain on sight. Whilst in hospital with a broken leg, Grant is idly flipping through some old postcard portraits to while away the time. He turns over a… Continue reading SIR THOMAS MORE , A MAN FOR ALL REASONS: SAINT OR SINNER?

How we went around the mulberry tree….

Well now, apart from the old nursery rhyme, “Here we go┬áround the mulberry tree”, what else do we know about the history of mulberries in England, except that the colour “murrey” is a contraction of the name? Here is a link (that contains other links) to tell you all about it, including that Shakespeare had… Continue reading How we went around the mulberry tree….

A treasure that Richard would have known….

What an absolutely magnificent building the London Charterhouse is, and this coming November we will all be able to see around it. Thank you Sophie Inge of the Islington Gazette for this information. See http://tinyurl.com/jleazxb The Charterhouse was built four years after Richard’s birth and he would surely have known it when he was king,… Continue reading A treasure that Richard would have known….