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At the Eroica Britannia again

21 June 2017

This has to have been be one of the most enjoyable days I've experienced in all my years of cycling. There can't be many days in Derbyshire where it's warm for a start at 7.15am. The...

Casualties of a Voyage, 1601-3

16 June 2017

A casualty list: “A note of the men’s names deceased out of the Dragon. 1 William Thomson. 2 Job Harket. 3 William Allin. 4 Raphe Arden. 5 Christopher Scot. 6 Edward Major....

Lady Jane Gerard ‘the most Ingenious and true vertuosa'

5 June 2017

The Bodleian library has just announced the purchase of this letter sent by the enterprising Edward Millington to Lady Jane Gerard in 1673:

“What it is for one who was the Member of Christ, to make himself the Member of a Harlot?” Robert Foulkes, cleric and murderer, 1679.

1 June 2017 “A deep measure of Repentance, a greater proportion of Sorrow is certainly required of Consecrated...