I haven’t read Sir Simon Jenkins’ book The Celts: A Sceptical History, and to be honest I don’t think I’m likely to. Like Jenkins, I too am half-Welsh and half-English, but I don’t fancy being descended from “sociable sailors”. What’s the old saying about sailors having a girl in every port? I should imagine… Continue reading Were the English, Welsh, Irish and Scots once all Celts…?
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Blanche Mortimer – The Grandison Monument
In the chancel of the church of St Bartholomew, Much Marcle, Herefordshire can be found one of the most beautiful tombs chests in England, that of Blanche Mortimer, Lady Grandison. I happened by chance on this lovely monument some years ago. I stood there entranced, unwilling to leave. Blanche’s tomb has been described by Nikolaus Pevsner… Continue reading Blanche Mortimer – The Grandison Monument