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A very large and faire Paire

24 August 2014

A rather curious account of a mermaid spotted off the coast of Wales in 1603. Taken from A most strange and true report of a monsterous fish, who appeared in the forme of a woman, from...


15 July 2014

    Temporarily borrowing Shakespeare’s England for some photos of India. Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.                ...

We will have a paire of sausages

2 March 2014

I haven’t blogged in a while due to lack of time, but today I found myself reading the wonderful John Florio’s First Fruites (1578), an Anglo Italian dictionary and phrasebook....

Rich hangings in a homely house

21 July 2013

Following a recent return visit to the Weald and Downland museum in West Sussex, I thought it might be worth sharing some photos. As ever, they were snapped with my iPhone since I didn’t...