Magna Carta, not our most important text?


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?

Postcard from England #2, Blists Hill Victorian Town


Blists Hill is an open air museum representing a Victorian town, recreated and opened in 1973. Previously a thriving industrial area in the 1800s and 1900s with brickworks, blast furnaces, tile works and a clay mine, it has been created from existing buildings, replica buildings, and actual buildings moved from elsewhere. Full write up and … Continue reading Postcard from England #2, Blists Hill Victorian Town

The 7 Wonders of England!


The 7 Wonders of The World from any era is a talking point for most travellers. Many will have some of the modern Wonders in their bucket lists, as well as other UNESCO world heritage sites, and some travellers will even research various lists that have been compiled from antiquity to the present day. But … Continue reading The 7 Wonders of England!