Tag Archives: Royalty

Vita’s Tiny Masterpiece

Review of the book A Note of Explanation by Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) ISBN: 978-1-4521-6996-5      This book had no choice but to be extraordinary. It was written by an extraordinary 20th century woman with a personality, life, background and beginnings … Continue reading

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A Worthy Woman

June 2nd of this year will be the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Congratulations on many years of faithful service to your many subjects. May your remaining years be filled with peace and happiness.   …her worth is far … Continue reading

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Buckinghamshire’s Baileys and Barbicans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9gQHYJ0wYQ Stretching out fifty miles north of London and Windsor Castle’s boundaries, Buckinghamshire became a hostile area toward castles during the middle ages. Long-abandoned Norman edifices include Buckingham Castle, Castlethorpe and Bolebec. Boarstall Tower is the only medieval stone castle … Continue reading

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Sleepy Surrey’s Strongholds

Surrey’s charming countryside is surrounded by larger and more encroaching counties than itself- being Hampshire on the west, the Sussex counties along the southern border, Kent on the east and London and Berkshire northeast and northwest, respectively, with Windsor Castle … Continue reading

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Castles Can be Funny…

Observe: Be careful with the King- he hasn’t the best sense of humor… and if it’s political, it’s best unsaid. Just a bit of royal advice from The Castle Lady

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West Somerset Strongholds

Somerset’s western sector, delineated by the M5, has quite a few castles of every variety plus, as you progress further west into the county, you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most beautiful national forests you may … Continue reading

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The Bombardment of Bristol Castle and City

Readers will have to forgive me for not having mentioned this previously but it bears taking careful note because I understand that many of you navigate my county-by-county England tours more often by auto rather than by train or bus. … 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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Return to Fontainebleau

This poem, written by the ever irrepressible Sara Teasdale, will be making its second appearance on this blog with enhancements in the form of images. I originally posted it here April 5th in 2006- oh, how time flies! Fontainebleau happens … Continue reading

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Heavenly Hills, Dales and Castles of Eastern Hertfordshire

Located along the eastern border, the town of Hertford contained two burhs founded in 911 by King Edward the Elder (England’s second king). Hertford Castle was raised, in 1066, beside the River Lea and bequeathed to Peter de Valoignes, the … Continue reading

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