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When the Romans invaded Britain they needed highways along which to transport their men and supplies. Thus they brough the considerable might of their expertise in road building to England.
England's architectural heritage is magnificently displayed in cathedrals which are some of the largest and finest buildings in the land. They are also deeply entwined in the history of a country which has both worshipped and reviled such monuments to the church.
Do Not Go Gentle - Book Review
The book Do Not Go Gentle, subtitled Poems for Funerals, is a small volume (less than a hundred pages) that brings together poems about death, dying, grief and remembrance.
Lake District Writers
Englandís Lake District, one of the countryís National Parks, has inspired writers and poets ranging from Arthur Ransome to William Wordsworth. The landscape includes the deepest lakes and the highest mountain in England.
Every May, in Westminster Abbey, a lamp is carried to the high altar to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale, the woman whom many claim was the founder of modern nursing.
Break Break Break - Alfred Tennyson
Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote some of his best poetry in response to the untimely death of his friend Arthur Hallam. His short poem Break, Break, Break is an exquisite example of a short poem that encapsulates loss and heartbreak...
Summer In England
Summer in England is usually a mix of sunshine and showers. We seldom get long periods of sunshine and when we do the country is not equipped to cope well with a heatwave.
The Songs of Distant Earth - Book Review
The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke is a deeply thoughtful science fiction book set in the far distant future after earth has been destroyed. The last spaceship to leave earth arrives on a settled planet...
William Herschel - Astronomer and Musician
German born William Herschel made a discovery that changed the world's view of the solar system whilst living in Bath - he discovered Uranus.
Cucumber sandwiches are an English tradition. They are usually eaten over the summer months, often at outdoor events. There is an art to making the perfect cucumber sandwich...
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