You will be familiar with this if you saw ‘Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.’ That was a far cry from “A rose-red city—’half as old as time!’ in John Burgon’s verse.
This is how the moved those huge rocks from the Preseli mountains in Wales to Wiltshire. Some ancestor of Tindinks no doubt.
Another Royal mistress who had an influence on English coinage was Katherine Swynford.She was the mistress of John of Gaunt and bore him several children.When Gaunt’s second wife died he made an honest woman of Katherine and got the king, his brother to legitamise the children.They were give the name Beaufort and this badge of a Portcullis.
When Henry VII grabbed the throne part of his dubious claim was his descent from Katherine Swynford so he adopted the Portcullis as one of his badges.
With it’s history of illegitimacy and double dealing it is entirely appropriate it is now the badge of the House of Commons.
A 50pence coin showing Britannia. The model for Britannia was Frances Stuart, one of King Charles II mistresses. Not one of his first line mistresses but well up in the pack According to “The Mistresses of King Charles II” Frances was very proud of her elegant legs and would obligingly lift her skirts to display them to any one who professed an admiration for them.
Not many people know that.
Who this Tumbledryer Age still uses Dollypegs?? Well we do for one.
Visitors to The London Olympics can expect to see even more exciting events than usual. Fire Raising, looting, arson and stoning the police are expected to be the highlights. Training for these events is in progress now. Click HERE for more exciting details
The motor scooter is considerably older than is often thought, but of course they would be completely concealed by ladies skirts in the olden days and so not show up in pictures of the period.
Bump sans grind
With her delivery of deliciously snarky lines like last night’s “what happens when the non-existent bumps up against the decrepit?”...
The moon did not become the sun.”
It just fell on the desert
in great sheets, reams
of silver handmade by you.
The night is your cottage industry...
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