Salisbury Cathedral (via Stonehenge)

This post is my attempt to draw together the experiences of five visits to Salisbury Cathedral (with a couple of rather chilly stops at that bleak stone circle in the … Continue Reading →


Winchester Cathedral

Winchester cathedral was founded in the year 642 on a site which had already been occupied since before the time of the Roman conquest. Its importance was cemented during the … Continue Reading →


The Saxon Shore Forts (Part 3)

Rather than wait until I have the opportunity to get around the South Coast to re-visit the remaining three Forts which are, after all, each situated in different counties and … Continue Reading →


The Saxon Shore Forts (Part 2)

Well, this time I really did intend to write a scholarly piece about the Roman garrisoning of the South East Coast, especially as the next set of three forts includes … Continue Reading →


The Saxon Shore Forts (Part 1)

Ever since my father took us as small children to find the crumbling remains of a Roman Fort at Lympne on the edge of the Romney Marshes I’ve been dimly … Continue Reading →


Norwich Cathedral

The Great Cathedral of Norwich has always impressed me with an air of serenity which belies its turbulent history. An extremely well maintained and managed institution (with a voluntary contribution … Continue Reading →