“History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days” (Winston Churchill) “I often think it odd that it should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention.” (Catherine… Continue reading 1066: THE YEAR OF THREE KINGS
With my long-standing interest in treason and usurpation, I was fascinated to see the video of the mock trial of the Magna Carta barons staged in the wonderful surroundings of Westminster Hall on 31 July 2015.* I use the term ‘Magna Carta barons’ loosely, and indeed the trial itself could address only one arbitrary, early… Continue reading The Problem with ‘Usurpation’ (re-blogged from http://www.annettecarson.co.uk/357052370)
Part 2 of a review by Myrna Smith, Ricardian Reading Editor, of Richard III: The King in the Car Park. EVISCERATING TERRY BREVERTON Being an elaboration, with examples, of some of the points made in Part I. Let’s get the more trivial criticisms out of the way first. Grammar: Pg. 82 –“Her son was only 14… Continue reading Part 2 of a review of Terry Breverton’s RICHARD III: THE KING IN THE CAR PARK….