7th February – God’s Fury England’s Fire

I just finished reading this authoritative history of the English Civil Wars in the 1640s A new history of the civil wars in England in the 1640s and 1650s outlining battles, diseases, religious fervour, and radical politics involving the New Model Army, Levellers, petitioners, pamphleteers, and Charles I. This book goes into great detail aboutContinue reading “7th February – God’s Fury England’s Fire”

3rd February – Brunanburh

I was reading the Book of Taliesin today and it mentioned the Battle of Brunanburh, which I had never appreciated the importance of. The battle was fought in 937 between Ã†thelstan, King of England, and an alliance of Olaf Guthfrithson, King of Dublin; Constantine II, King of Scotland, and Owain, King of Strathclyde. The battle is often cited as the point of origin forContinue reading “3rd February – Brunanburh”

22nd January

5 Days in the life of an English office There’s lots of banter and insults flying around in this story. One person goes to the wrong place for the weekend, another has horrible personal habits, and a couple have sex over a desk when no one is watching, but someone is listening. The main characterContinue reading “22nd January”