Sons and brothers battle it out in the Anglo-Saxon Game of Thrones

Over 450 years after the Romans left Britons to fend for themselves the people they left behind had gone West (no, I don’t mean they were all dead, they had literally gone into the West) and the Jutes, Angles, Saxons, Danes and other assorted “visitors” had taken over most of the area that is nowContinue reading “Sons and brothers battle it out in the Anglo-Saxon Game of Thrones”

Where was Britain when Rome blew out the candle – in the Dark Ages

We know the Romans occupied parts of Britain – what is now Wales, the West Country and as far north as the border with the lands of the Picts – for almost 500 years. We also know that in 1066 a Norman duke brought an army from across the Channel and defeated the English kingContinue reading “Where was Britain when Rome blew out the candle – in the Dark Ages”

Red ’til I’m dead and I’ll keep that banner flying all my life

That great creator of quotable quotes, A Non, is once alleged to have said “if you’re not a socialist at 20 you’ve got no heart, if you’re still one at 40 you’ve got no head.” I definitely have a heart (it belongs to my Muse but she lets me have a free rein with itContinue reading “Red ’til I’m dead and I’ll keep that banner flying all my life”