Who Were the Inklings? — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Would it be possible, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis wondered in the 1930s, to write fiction that might combine: a love of history; a desire to debate the defenders of the modern world and point out the many foibles of modern living; and a way to promote one’s philosophical and religious beliefs without being overly…Who Were … Continue reading Who Were the Inklings? — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 19 January – Saint Wulfstan (c 1008–1095) — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 19 January – Saint Wulfstan (c 1008–1095) Bishop of Worcester from 1062 to 1095, Monk, Prior, a man of extreme holiness and penitence who was admired by all, he was a he was a man of iron will, immense charm and unworldly humility and piety. and suffered no luxury, preferring […]Saint … Continue reading Saint of the Day – 19 January – Saint Wulfstan (c 1008–1095) — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

ARTICLE ABOUT Hawkwind FROM New Musical Express, January 16, 1971 — My Things – Music history for those who are able to read. (Reblog)

You have to give this band a LOT of credit for sticking to their guns. No – they never became a “trendy” band, but just for that reason alone you need to check them out! There are some good stuff among their huge musical output. Read on! Hawkwind – music more important than money By […]ARTICLE … Continue reading ARTICLE ABOUT Hawkwind FROM New Musical Express, January 16, 1971 — My Things – Music history for those who are able to read. (Reblog)

Hertfordshire Folklore: Jack O’ Legs — Under the influence! (Reblog)

Jack1956, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Jack O’ Legs In the folklore of Hertfordshire, England, Jack O’ Legs was a giant and legendary outlaw who helped the poor people of his locality.  He was a good archer and used a huge bow to match his size. He was said to live in a […]Hertfordshire … Continue reading Hertfordshire Folklore: Jack O’ Legs — Under the influence! (Reblog)

‘New Horizons’ — One of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua8MyP0VPzc This song, written by guitarist and vocalist Justin Hayward, is from the Moody Blues' Seventh Sojourn album, released in 1972. To my mind, this is one of the most beautifully written and produced songs that I know -- and so underrated. What is more, its message is very poignant for our times, a time … Continue reading ‘New Horizons’ — One of the Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written?

Edward Benjamin Britten [1913-1976] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lmiea7ymUHI?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=el&autohide=2&wmode=transparent On this day, November 22, 1913 English composer, conductor, and pianist. Edward Benjamin Britten was born He was a central figure of 20th-century British music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the … Continue reading Edward Benjamin Britten [1913-1976] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King out in paperback — Francis Young (Reblog)

Today is publication day for the slightly revised paperback edition of Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King, my book about St Edmund of East Anglia and the hunt for his mortal remains published by Bloomsbury. The book has been updated to reflect the most recent developments, including the removal of the tennis courts behind […]Edmund: … Continue reading Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King out in paperback — Francis Young (Reblog)

Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972) — The Ultimate Music Library (Reblog)

A review of the best album by Progressive Rock group Deep Purple – Machine Head.Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972) — The Ultimate Music Library *Remastered version here.