History

Medieval Marketing, Holy Blood, and the first Brexit!


Henry VIII got a bad press for his regular wife exchange and destruction of the monasteries, but he was on a more significant mission of systematically dismantling an autocratic rule from Europe and removing the scam of holy relics being used to con a gullible public into parting with their cash! A TV programme and a visit to Hailes Abbey brings it all to life.

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The Treasure of Vix


We had a very pleasant surprise on reading about The “Treasure of Vix” a few days before our recent foray into France again and discovering it was on our route into Burgundy. The Treasure is a collection of artefacts housed… Read More ›

Chips Off the Old Block

A blog devoted to genealogical wanderings - dedicated to family near and far, through distance and time

Westernlady's Weblog

My family history and other life moments

GenTraveling

Collecting stories from family historians who are climbing their family trees and planning trips to where their ancestors actually lived!

Life is Grace

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

One Anne and Her Dog

A story about a family