Category Archives: History

Grizel Cochrane’s Ride

It was late in the 17th century at Edinburgh, Scotland that the following story is based on. The Stuarts were struggling to keep their line on the throne despite opposition from every side and was soon to end with the … Continue reading

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Grizel Cochrane’s Ride

Part Two      “Thou art a true hero,” she said, rubbing his nose with the experienced touch of a horsewoman; “and I’ll give thee a chance tonight to show that thou art as loyal as ever.” Her hands were cold … Continue reading

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Memories of JFK and the Kennedys

The U.S. has a miraculous coincidence on the holiday calendar that couldn’t be more apropos this year. If you haven’t noticed, this calendar year matches 1978 but more importantly I happened to notice that John F. Kennedy’s birth date (May … Continue reading

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A Hymn of Alfred’s

The Story of Alfred the Great “He seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world.” King Alfred, the Great (849-899) Leading up to the 10th century, … Continue reading

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Maiglöckchen – Little Bells of May – Lily of the Valley – Muguet des Bois

Throughout Europe (and those who have propagated these little lovelies in the United States, in areas where wet springs prevail, normally), Lily of the Valley is enjoyed as a most marvelous addition to gardens or any rock garden they may … Continue reading

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A Miraculous Birth

Christmas was begun with the birth of a baby into a Jewish family. The child was born in a stable. There could’ve been no humbler beginning. The child became a man who changed the world forever. Two candles start the … Continue reading

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Royal Longevity and so much more…

In recent news, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, so crowned … Continue reading

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The Uncommon Man

Doesn’t it seem that this holiday in particular is the most neglected ? What traditions do we have for this day except for sales in every store. Do we all agree that this was hardly it’s purpose? That seems a … Continue reading

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nil sine numine

(nothing without the divine will) Today I’m going to cover a bit of history involving a prehistoric King of England who was known as Canute (actually spelled Cnut). The funny pictured above is quite amusing to the average Englishman who … Continue reading

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They’re always on my mind….

with great obsession, The Castle Lady

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