Sandwichs, Picnics and the Marks and Sparks revolution
English place names are a direct window in into the lives of our ancestors – an insight into the origins or remarkable features of ancient settlements. Here’s a brief survey of how to decode some of them.
The 1630’s saw an acceleration of English colonisation in the Americas. What cultures and peoples will they meet when they get there? A horribly brief survey of cultures north of the Rio Grande before the English came.
A few, folks along with Dr Richard Grove and I had a chat one evening at the Queen’s Hotel in Cheltenham, with Norm serving everyone drinks. It was partRead More
David Perkins of King’s School Canterbury joins me to talk about Ladybird, its histories, and the life of Lawrence du Garde Peach, their main author.
It is difficult to hear the voice of ordinary people from long ago; but although they left little written record, yet their memory, attitudes and perceptions of the world aroundRead More
A new epsiode on English humour – is it a thing? Luke and I try to develop a framework, and test it against Monty P. You can vote onRead More
I always wanted to look at the legends of Robin Hood and try to sort fact from fiction – and never got round to it. But Luckily here is GlenRead More