Tag Archive: British History

The Admiral

“The day I saw the Admiral for the first and final time, my mouth fell wide open, and my eyes blinked with surprise!”

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That Arduous Love Affair: Sir John Betjeman and the Gift of Faith

Read this biography of Sir John Betjeman, an English poet who shone a beautiful light on the gift of faith.

United

“United by breaking waves and surging blood, and the same paths paved in the same sod…”

Thomas Andrews: Master Shipbuilder and Hero

Read this fascinating biographical account of Thomas Andrews, the designer of RMS Titanic who tragically went down with his ship on her maiden voyage.

Reaching for the Sky: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Pilots of the Caribbean

For Black History Month: Read this fascinating story of the Tuskegee Airmen, African Americans who served their country in WWII in the face of racial prejudice, and the Pilots of the Caribbean who courageously served the British Crown in the RAF.

Magna Carta: A Thoroughly British Affair

Read this fascinating article about Magna Carta, the document that has ties not only to England but also the whole of the British Isles and Europe as well.

Catholic or Pagan Imagination: A Response to Colleen Gillard

“The old stories were seen in a new light, in the light of Christ, God become man and the cosmos attendant to that…”

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.