Tag Archive: Britain

Sacred Chalice, Blooming Staff: The Legend of the Glastonbury Thorn

Learn about the coming of Christianity to Britain as retold in the legends of Joseph of Arimathea, who is said to have brought both the Glastonbury Thorn and the Holy Grail to the western isles.

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Harvest Thanksgiving: A Trans-Atlantic Tradition

Catholic British journalist Joanna Bogle gives us an overview of the Harvest Thanksgiving background and traditions the span both sides of the Atlantic.

The Great Cabin: An Adventure on Board HMS Victory

Our Royal Navy enthusiast Rae-Rae relates her very exciting adventure on board HMS Victory, the flagship of Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar.

Dowry in the Shadows: The Suppression of Catholicism and Spiritual Vacuum in British Society

Read the story of Catholicism in Britain told in a historical chronology from the time of the split with Rome, and learn about the “spiritual vacuum” that opened up as a result.

Queen Elizabeth II: The Longest Reign and Still Going Strong

Read this biographical essay about Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch of Great Britain whose dedication to duty makes her a symbol of service in her own country and beyond.

Of Local Importance: A Movie Review of “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain”

When English cartographer Reginald Ansen discovers that a certain Welsh “mountain” is actually a “hill”, sparks fly as the stalwart villagers determine to save the honor of their town!

Portsmouth vs. Plymouth: A Traveler’s Comparison

Guest writer Rae-Rae compares the pros and cons of two of Britain’s biggest naval bases.

For the Glory of the Marines: The Life and Legacy of Major John Pitcairn

Immerse yourself in the dramatic and engaging story of this inescapably paradoxical and unflinchingly heroic Royal Marine who fought and died during the American War for Independence.