Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli

Earlier today, I was delighted when my son Jack presented me with a handsome gift in the form of The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. It had been some time since I owned this book, as I’d given away my last … Continue reading

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Wales 28, England 25

Congratulations to the Welsh rugby team, on what is probably their greatest win ever on foreign soil, in beating England by 28 points to 25 earlier this evening. Unless you happen to be Welsh, I don’t think it’s possible to … Continue reading

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All Hail the Brave Blossoms

Along with countless millions of others the world over, I watched in amazement and disbelief earlier today as the Japanese rugby team – the Brave Blossoms – defeated the South African Springboks in their opening game of the 2015 Rugby … Continue reading

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Rowley Irlam, Emmy Award Winner 2015

Congratulations to Rowley Irlam, my friend and former fellow knight, for winning a coveted Emmy Award for his outstanding work as the stunt coordinator on the superlative Game of Thrones. Exactly a quarter of a century ago, I had the … Continue reading

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Durrington Walls, Druids and Doors

I suspect we’ll be waiting a very long time indeed before any of the purported stones at Durrington Walls are excavated, when we bear in mind the necessary surveys, permissions, requirements for funding and tie-ins with television channels, matters that … Continue reading

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A Matter of Faith – The Sleeping Sentinels of Durrington Walls

The more I ponder this matter of the purported row of one hundred or so huge sarsens lying buried at Durrington Walls, the more baffled I become. Exactly one year ago, the University of Birmingham announced some of the findings … Continue reading

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Stonehenge and ‘Super Henge’ Durrington Walls

I long ago grew weary of the hyperbole in press releases dealing with new discoveries in the Stonehenge landscape, but the latest announcement by Professor Vince Gaffney seems to be genuinely momentous. It appears that the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project … Continue reading

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Sanctuary for the Syrians – what would Alan Henning do?

Just over a year ago, the story dominating the global media was the murder of Alan Henning, the British taxi driver who had chosen to travel to Syria as part of an aid convoy in the hope that he could … Continue reading

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