People interested in the history of ‘the people’ running a state rather than despotic (or benevolent) dynasties, often point to Magna Carta as a key document of the people asserting themselves over their king. I would apply some caution, ‘the people’
Cities and cathedrals are closely related in England. Mainly because a conurbation can only call itself a city if it has a cathedral. As a result, there are relatively small places called cities and larger places which are not. Ripon
Wiltshire is full of history, not just ancient like Stonehenge, Woodhenge or Avebury circles, but more modern, William the Conqueror history too. Mind you, when William the Conqueror built his castle at Old Sarum, he did so on ancient ruins.
A slightly longer drive north of Woodhenge, still in Wiltshire lies Avebury. It is a small village which prides itself on having the oldest neolithic stone circle. As the aerial picture shows, the village has snuck into the circle of stones,
A short car journey north of Stonehenge is Woodhenge. It is far smaller in circumference and visitor levels. There is no visitors centre, ticket office or security fencing. Instead, there is a sign explaining that it was found on an
At all gets dark from here on – until the winter solstice when the days get longer again. This visit to Stonehenge in Wiltshire at which my friend Randy took these pictures wasn’t on the longest day, it seemed appropriate to share this
I have visited the Zephyrhills/Lakeland area of Florida on countless occasions over the last 20 years, principally to visit SkydiveCity and jump out of aeroplanes. My most recent visit was later in the year and starting to get too hot and humid