Our inaugural event at Basing House. Dr David Chandler dropped in.
|Owen one of our main men now town crier for Royal Wootton Bassett|
Steve Carter organized this event. My local battle. Sealed Knot. I found this leaflet that my son brought home from school. The film below is quite charming and features all the local participation.
Film of the re-enactment in June 2005 of the battle in 1685 by the Sealed Knot and the people of Norton St Philip
This was a camp for Royal troops after The Monmouth Rebellion.
"The ruins of St Michael's Church, Burrow Mump, Somerset. Credit: Robert Harding / Alamy"
The George Norton Saint Philip is temporarily closed for repairs but its sister pub 'the Fleurdy' as I believe locals call it is open. As old as the George it has an impressive history too. Opened in the 1500s. Article on Somerset Live
From 1740. Thanks to David Ledoyen for finding this. Here
This looks good. I shall have to get it. Review hereIn the last years of his reign Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defence to protect England and its new Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from Rome, Henry energetically began construction of more than 20 stone forts to protect England's major ports and estuaries. Aided by excellent illustrations, Peter Harrington explores the departure from artillery-vulnerable medieval castle designs, to the low, sturdy stone fortresses inspired by European ideas. He explains the scientific care taken to select sites for these castles, and the transition from medieval to modern in this last surge of English castle construction.
My old E.C.W.S group Devereux's were in their spiritual home Malmesbury in Wiltshire last evening. Next year the Roundhead regiment is 50 years old and are commemorating it with a book detailing their activities to date. Photo Jackie Peel.
This looks interesting.
The poor soldier Ludvig Kahlen arrives in 1755 on the barren Jutland heath with a single goal: to follow the king's call to cultivate the land and thereby achieve wealth and honor himself. But Kahlen quickly makes an enemy. The merciless landowner, Frederik De Schinkel, who is sole ruler of the area, believes that the heath belongs to him and not the king. When De Schinkel's serf runs away with his wife Ann Barbara and seeks refuge with Kahlen, the landowner does everything to drive Kahlen away and at the same time exact a cruel revenge. Kahlen does not bow, but stubbornly takes up the unequal battle and now risks both his life, but also the bond with the small, troubled family that has arisen around him on the heath.