You are waking up and thinking only three days until the Grouse shooting opens, but 9th August is a significant anniversary and guest blogger, Edward (Ned) York returns to inform us of something not routinely on the History syllabus this side of the pond. Continue reading The Battle of Stonington
Charles Moore in his Spectator column this week recalls listening to Tristan Voorspuy recite The Fox’s Prophecy when he went on safari with him in Kenya. As you will have read, Tristan Voorspuy was murdered on his farm in Kenya and Charles Moore remembers him with affection. Continue reading The Fox’s Prophecy
Posts here are often frivolous. This one is both serious and sad, so get a hanky out. It has been written by my cousin, Francis Plowden. Continue reading Tumbril Talk – Part Two
This is where I put my friend Edward (Ned) York after his mis-reading of the likely outcome of the American Presidential election. Anyway, I have relented and let him out this morning with another rather interesting guest-blog. Continue reading The Wall That Donald Built
The US election today is more than a two horse race. Guest blogger Edward (Ned) York explains what is at stake and what the implications are. Continue reading The Importance of …
Five months ago (Donald Trump Lives on a High Floor with a Low Ceiling) guest blogger, Edward (Ned) York explained why he thought Hilary Clinton would win. Let’s see how the candidates are doing and if he has changed his mind – over to you, Ned.
Today’s post is written by Toby Horton. Toby was the UKIP candidate for Thirsk and Malton in the 2010 and 2015 General Elections and is currently Chairman of UKIP up there on the moors. He writes a weekly blog, Toby on Tuesday, that tries to make sense of the issues facing UKIP and the direction it should take. He writes a lot of sense and I’d like to share a recent article of his with you. Continue reading Toby on Tuesday
Yesterday we walked along the Avon to Old Sarum and then down into Salisbury. The villages are pretty – lots of thatched cottages and spruced up houses with Range Rovers in the drive. A reader in Beverly Hills sent me an extract from Pagan Britain by Ronald Hutton. (Yes, I expect you to be impressed that there is a reader for these esoteric offerings in LA.) Continue reading Great Stones, Part Three
George Mikes came to live in Britain from his native Hungary just before WW II. His book How to be a Brit is a minor classic but it was written about seventy-five years ago. His one-sentence chapter on Sex may or may not be accurate: Continental people have sex lives: the English have hot water bottles.
How does it work today – I mean, becoming a Brit? Guest blogger, Edward (Ned) York who has previously explained the likely outcome of the US Presidential election ( see Donald Trump Lives on a High Floor with a Low Ceiling) brings us up-to-date. Continue reading How to be a Brit