Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ninety-Three Years Ago Today…

…Well, not exactly to the day. But ninety-three years ago Patrick Macnee was born, and his death as been announced today. I had only just managed to get hold of and read his autobiography a few weeks ago, and after reading … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Years Ago Today…

It’s the anniversary of Waterloo, and the publishers of my new book Waterloo Voices asked me to contribute a blog piece for their website. I’ll get my excuses in early – it was written very much in a hurry as … Continue reading

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Getting to the Bottom of Things

I suppose the origin of the phrase we’ll be looking at today (but not the one in the title!) is fairly obvious, but I don’t think it had really occurred to me till I came across it being used in … Continue reading

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Midsumermonath

And so we move towards the month of June and the summer solstice in our tour of the Anglo-Saxon calendar. I’ve seen a couple of reference to it as Midsumermonath, or Midsummer Month, but most other sources refer to June … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

My new Waterloo book! In all good bookshops! And even some bad ones! Released in time for the 200th anniversary of the battle, you can follow the story through the words of those who were around at the time. From … Continue reading

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