Monthly Archives: October 2014

In loving memory of my friend Tessa Winship, 1967 – 2014

I first met Tessa in 1988, when I left my home in London to work on her father’s mediaeval jousting tournament, which at the time was based at Breamore House, on the edge of the New Forest, just outside Salisbury. … Continue reading

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A Beautiful, Linguistic Family Tree

There’s no earthly point in me reproducing or trying to reproduce the image here, so for anyone who would like to see an enchanting, stylistic rendition of a linguistic family tree, I would urge you to go to this link, … Continue reading

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The Phantoms of Edgehill

Today is one of my favourite dates in the calendar year, as it marks the beginning of the Reign of Scorpio, the star sign beneath which I was born all those years ago, while it’s also the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Original investigation into “The Ruin” as being the earliest description in English of Stonehenge: June 29th 2008.

  As I made clear in my previous post, I am thrilled beyond measure that the BBC have featured an investigation by Dr Graeme Davis into the idea that the mediaeval poem The Ruin contains the earliest known reference in … Continue reading

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Stonehenge, “The Ruin” and a Distinct Sensation of Deja-Vu

Earlier today, I was mesmerised to read this feature on the BBC news site dealing with Stonehenge and the distinct possibility that the monument may have been described in a mediaeval poem entitled “The Ruin”. This exciting theory has been … Continue reading

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A Rough Guide to Writing a Screenplay for a Stonehenge Documentary

I see that my previous post dealing with the perceived shortcomings of the Operation Stonehenge series has already received a record amount of visitors for this fledgling site, so it seems that a few people at least have some kind … Continue reading

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Operation Stonehenge = Mission Impossible?

There have been dark mutterings online about the recent Operation Stonehenge series and the failure of the production company who made it to round up all the work at Stonehenge and in the landscape over the last decade or so, … Continue reading

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Alan Henning, The Very Best of British

Alan Henning, the taxi driver and married father-of-two from Salford who was recently murdered in the Middle East, has been described in the most glowing terms imaginable by everyone who knew him and by a great many who had never … Continue reading

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What Song the Sirens Sang?

“What song the Sirens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.” These words by Dr Thomas Brown are ones I’ve frequently quoted in the past, as I’ve … Continue reading

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The Moon’s Wrecked Angles

A few minutes ago, I was enthralled to read this article on the BBC news site dealing with a newly-discovered rectangular or square-shaped feature on the Moon. You can read it for yourselves and make of it what you will, … Continue reading

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