Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Tradition of Maundy Money

Often in the shadow of Christmas due to the rampant over-commercisation, it is often forgotten that Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most important Christian festival, and the one … Continue reading

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My final Map Medlee!

This is the final posting in my recent collection of motley maps, at least for now.     France is a pretty big country by any going, the only European nation that wouldn’t necessarily be dwarfed by countries on other … Continue reading

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21 Types of Air Passengers that make life hell.

I don’t know about you but I hate flying.  I’ve flown 39 times and each one I have hated it.  I’m a long distance train sort of person but sometimes flying is the only practical option and if zooming around … Continue reading

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A Multitude of Maps

I had so many maps from my previous post Messing Around With Maps that I couldn’t fit them all in one post.  So here are another batch.     This interesting map shows the relative population density of the UK … Continue reading

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Walking Hadrian’s Wall For Cancer Research

A different sort of post just for a change.  This week is the birthday of my Mother whose death occurred almost 5 years ago.  She suffered from cancer on several occasions and so  my wife, uncle and I have decided … Continue reading

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Messing Around With Maps

I’m a big fan of maps.  I like how they convey details and information but also I just like maps themselves.  Over the last 5 years or so I have posted qutie a few popular posts on maps and so … Continue reading

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Fantastic Map of The Roman Empire

Whilst doing a little bit of web browsing when writing my recent series of Roman articles, I came across this wonderful map below of the Roman Empire when it was at its maximum extent.  I don’t write simple posts like … Continue reading

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The Battle of Graveney Marsh – The last battle on British soil.

Most history books have Bonny Prince Charlie’s 1746 defeat at Culloden as the final battle to occur in this country.   Of course that is just the stock answer, the actual final combat on British soil is the the virtually … Continue reading

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How the last invasion of Britain was foiled by a lady with a pitch-fork.

This week sees the anniversary of the last attempted invasion of Britain.  Most people will have heard of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the last time these islands were conquered.  There were a few invasions before that occupied various … Continue reading

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