Tag Archives: Queen’s Visit

A Queen’s Halloween

When most people, and especially Americans, think of or celebrate this enigmatic holiday they think of costumes for children and adults alike, prepare themselves for trick-or-treaters by buying more candy than they could ever consume in a year and/or decorate … 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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Sonorous Sudeley Castle

Thy sun is set, thy battlements are fallen, And sunk to ruin thy baronial hall, Once far-famed Sudeley! Waves the cross no more On thy reft towers; nor grins the leopard rude His feudal fierceness on thy tumbling roof. Sir … Continue reading

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Beautiful Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle may very well be the most visitor-friendly authentic castle- not only in England but in the entirety of Europe. The castle is definitely the oldest abode in England still inhabited by the same family that built it throughout … Continue reading

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The Jewel of Seven Stars

by Bram Stoker If you have read Stoker’s novel on Egyptology it’s quite possible that you may have discussed this work with those who seemed to have a strange and opposite reaction to yours. This quite illustrious yarn, which entwines … Continue reading

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Summer Olympics 2012, Jubilee, Royal Wedding and a baby…

Even if you watched the Summer Olympics in London this year and have been diligent about keeping up with the news on English royalty you may still have missed the tidbit that Big Ben (the huge clock tower at the … Continue reading

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Warwickshire’s Wonderful Hotels

Warwickshire has a rich supply of wonderful hotels- so many of them, in fact, that I’m only going to touch on a few that were so extraordinary I had to show them off. Highlighting a castle hotel is my stock … Continue reading

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Warwickshire’s Wonderful Medieval Walls and Watchtowers, Part One : Mighty Kenilworth Castle

Warwickshire boasts of two of England’s finest and most famous castles which are only five miles apart! Talk about convenient ! Warwick Castle was developed into a stately home and museum while retaining most of its ancient and medieval features … Continue reading

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Recent English Royal News

     It’s not everyday that we get the chance to view a royal wedding from across the pond so this has already been a very special year. Soon after William and Kate’s recent nuptials Queen Elizabeth II went on a … Continue reading

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Noble Northamptonshire

  Correction update on November 23, 2007 for Castle Ashby     There’s no better city to start a tour of this English county than Northampton itself. It’s a wonderful market town, the largest market square in Britain – as a matter of fact, … Continue reading

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