Tag Archive: England

The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion

“Edmund Campion truly was ‘a man for all seasons’ in his own right. He was a student, a teacher, a scholar, an author, a missionary, and so much more. He was a man of both words and deeds.”

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!

An English Jacobite: James Radcliff, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater and the ’15 Rising

Learn about the heroic life and death of James Radcliff, Earl of Derwentwater, a Catholic English nobleman and stalwart Jacobite who participated in the 1715 uprising against King George I, and was beheaded as a martyr for “the king across the water” and the Catholic faith.

Scour the Horse Anew: An Analysis of G.K. Chesterton’s Epic Poem “The Ballad of the White Horse”

Explore the many facets of “The Ballad of the White Horse”, G.K. Chesterton’s masterpiece that has been recognized as one of the last epic poems to be written in the English language.

Portsmouth vs. Plymouth: A Traveler’s Comparison

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

Cap O’ Rushes: An Old English Fairy Tale in Verse

“Long she wandered through the land, til coming to a fen she wove a cape and hood of rushes…”

Stratford and Shakespeare: Exploring the Birthplace of the Bard

Shadow Rae-Rae as she reluctantly embarks on a college trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, braving unwelcoming weather in order to appreciate the Bard who made all the world a stage.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Whimsical Literary Review

A widower and a widow “meet cute” and fall in love in a charmingly unusual story revolving around duck hunting.

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