Sacred relics and broken oaths with three claimants to English throne

It took 600 years to really establish the Saxons as lords and masters of the land now called England. They had driven the original inhabitants into the West and then pushed back the various Nordic invaders into small enclaves. Edward the Confessor had ruled for a good time but in 1066 he popped his clogsContinue reading “Sacred relics and broken oaths with three claimants to English throne”

As if in a dream I hear the radio playing Ukranian patriotic songs

Michael Rosen born 1946 As if in a dream I hear the radio playing Ukranian patriotic songs and lovingly produced discussions about the history of Ukraine and admiration pouring out of my radio and TV for the brave people of Ukraine daring to stand up to this terrible invasion and I felt warm and sadContinue reading “As if in a dream I hear the radio playing Ukranian patriotic songs”