In the aftermath of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg (and yes, I know it isn’t entirely certain he did nail them, but it makes for a forceful image, doesn’t it? Mu…
The Clava Cairns, deep in history and the highlands….
We came across Clava Cairns as the sun sank in the winter sky, glinting through the branches and leaving deep shadowy hollows still thick with frost from the night before.
It’s a place that you have to seek out, taking a few turns down narrow country roads, past fields and woods until a long stone wall and a brown road sign tell you that you’re there. Pulling into the small car park alongside, you’re still not really aware of the place until you step out from the trees and into the grassy area that they seem to be so intently guarding. Then you see them: three wide circular mounds topped with rounded cobbles, each one apparently surrounded by its own ring of standing stones.
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One of the best-known Roman structures that still exists outside of Rome itself is the long defensive wall that snakes from the Solway Firth to Newcastle across the north of England: Hadrian’…
At Cockenzie and Port Seton Local History Society
Tonight I was lucky enough to attend Marie’s talk. I have to be honest my knowledge of the history of John Knox is little to none. I was interested to learn about him and I did. Marie is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. Her enthusiasm is infectious I wanted her to talk to me for hours.
I encourage you to pop on Amazon and snap up her books. Links are below. In due course we will have a lovely review of The Second Blast of The Trumpet here on the blog.
First Blast Of The Trumpet ~ Amazon UK
The Second Blast Of The Trumpet ~ Amazon UK
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My Valentine song: I Choose You, Sara Bareilles. For all the Valentine couples in the world. “Let love rule the day.” ORIGINS There are several legends about the origin of Valentine’s D…
Source: The Origin of Valentine’s Day