I first gazed upon an "original copy" of the Magna Carta about 10 years ago in Salisbury Cathedral. Housed in a special room and enclosed in a large glass case its size and look bears no resemblance to the power and influence this document has had on world history over 800 years. I also visited … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #6 Magna Carta; The True Story
I read an article from Ed Husain on New Years Eve, a rallying cry for optimism and positiveness. It stirred me into thinking about the divisiveness that has spread across our country since the EU Referendum of 2016, and how politicians (though not all of them) call for a healing process as we finally leave … Continue reading Pessimism is the Parent of Divisiveness
The whole world now sees the despicable and dangerous regime run by Putin and the lengths to which they will go to kill any of their own nationals who criticises the Putin regime. The use of the Novichok poison in Salisbury has not only left two Russians in intensive care, as well as a British … Continue reading Magna Carta and Russian nerve …… agents!
As I climbed the inner and outer stairs of Rochester Castle I caught a PEEK of Rochester Cathedral, a holy site with a secret, a document older than the Magna Carta, a document upon which the Magna Carta was based as well as the constitution of the United States of America! Textus Roffensis is housed … Continue reading WordPress Photo Challenge: A Peek into Anglo Saxon law and the American Constitution.
Relaxing in our hotel room the evening before the next days drive from Ramsgate to Rochester we made an incredible discovery: Rochester Cathedral contains a remarkable book which not only influenced the creation of the Magna Carta, but was written a century before it! The Textus Roffensis is the only existing copy of the first … Continue reading Magna Carta, not our most important text?