I couldn’t resist posting this – and would love to know whether this changes your opinion of Shakespeare?
Don’t know if Shakespeare is your thing but this is interesting… http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2013/03/study_shows_shakespeare_as_ruthless_businessman
To read my post on the story of the Smailholm panel in the Great tapestry of Scotland project.
And who can say tell what the little circle in the top corner of the panel depicts and why might it be part of a Borders Reivers panel?
Answers on a postcard please! (Or just in the comments box below…)
Just had to post a link to this – Nelson’s uniform displayed along with others including Napoleon’s in an exhibition in Paris.
Strangely moving to read ‘they found that the empty sleeve, for the right arm Nelson had lost in battle eight years earlier, was only partly lined, to save money.’
The bones, thought to be those of Alfred the Great, have been exhumed from an unmarked grave, amid fears of possible vandalism – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9956472/King-Alfred-the-Great-bones-exhumed-from-churchyard.html
I wonder what will come next…
For those (like me) whose knowledge of Welsh history is lamentably lacking, there is a fascinating post on the English Historical Fiction Authors site today. And what fabulously evocative names…Llewellyn ap Gruffyd Fychan
Encouraging news that many thousands of manuscripts from libraries in Timbuktu, feared destroyed by Islamic extremists, have been smuggled out and saved.
Meet Julie K Rose, who has written a fictionalized account of part of her family history, set in Norway.
Today’s tidbit is an illuminating article about the Royal Navy and the Napoleonic War. And a lesser known ‘hero’