The Tale of The Terracotta Tombs of Oxborough and East Anglia.

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have recently written an article for our village magazine on the terracotta tombs of Oxborough, that was a very brief article, limited to 800 words, so here is the full, unedited version. It is a hefty 4,500 word read, so not for the fainthearted. The sleepy Norfolk …

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER – The Case For Catesby

Remember, remember the 5th of November,The gunpowder treason and plot!I know of no reasonWhy the gunpowder treasonShould ever be forgot. In the early hours of the 5th of November 1605, the royal guard apprehended a man acting suspiciously in a cellar beneath the Houses of Parliament. Upon being challenged he declared his name to be …

Gone But Not Forgotten…

Westminster Abbey's waxwork treasures as displayed C1900. When I am researching for a novel I often come across the strangest of things. Recently, I was delving into the origins of wax effigies and found that their history stretches much further back than the person we all immediately think of with waxworks – Madame Tussaud. Heaps …