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The Spectres in the Tower
Completely right! There are some very strange and disturbing happenings, not all of which people like to speak. It is important to study the full range of experiences that humans undergo and construct a world-view by careful consideration of all ...
frankbeswick, 20 hours ago
The Spectres in the Tower
The spirit world is not something we know much about.
blackspanielgallery, 1 day ago
The Spectres in the Tower
Mere disagreement about a belief is not scepticism, for scepticism is a state of mind that rejects any unconventional belief. Scepticism is a way of having a closed mind. I have said before that we must tread the narrow way between the Scylla of ...
frankbeswick, 2 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
It is understandable that Henry V111 would have Seymour icons as his beloved third wife was a Seymour. The German house of Hanover wouldn't be present in Henry's time as they only gained the throne approx 160 years after Henry died.
Veronica, 2 days ago
The Spectres in the Tower
I take issue with your comment,..... " The sceptics, following their usual strategy of doubting the credibility of anyone but themselves, will of course brush it off as a lie or trick of the light," Being sceptical about ghosts does not ...
Veronica, 2 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
The dragon was an ancient Celtic symbol of kingship, thus the Red Dragon stands for the sovereignty of Wales. The Tudor Dragon is therefore integral to the Tudor's' Welsh traditions. The White Dragon is for the kingdom of Wessex, which was a ...
frankbeswick, 2 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
What is missing from Henry VIII's original ten beasts are the white Horse of Hanover, the Falcon of the Plantagenets, and the Griffin of Edward III. There are instead the Panther of Seymour,a third lion, that of Seymour and the Dragon of Tudor, ...
blackspanielgallery, 3 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
Quite right. And 25% Scots. Considering that you and I are about 67% Irish, so you tell me,she has a bit less English than we have.
frankbeswick, 3 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
An Anglo Scottish mother would only make The Queen 25% English through her mother though.
Veronica, 3 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
Interesting. I can hardly wait to see where the discussion leads. It is amazing how much can be learned by monitoring what a country's mint produces.
blackspanielgallery, 3 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
Margaret of Scotland [also of Wessex] was Saxon [the sister of Edgar the Atheling, heir to the Saxon throne,] but she wed Malcom Canmore [Macbeth's enemy]; and their daughter, Edith, wed Norman king Henry the First to boost Norman claims to ...
frankbeswick, 3 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
I added a link to brief snippets from the Royal Mint that give the connections to each house. It is at the very back of the article, and is for those interested in the history aspect of the Queen;s beast. There is just one or two paragraphs ...
blackspanielgallery, 3 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
The point that I did not find until researching the article, for I was using the royal Mint list of beasts, is that the original beasts commissioned by Henry VIII were altered to make the current list more in line with elizabeth's ancestry. ...
blackspanielgallery, 3 days ago
The Queen’s Beast
The near ancestry though of the English royal family is IGerman, Greek and Danish . The Queen's husband Prince Philips in fact a Prince of both Greece and Denmark No Norman king of England had a Saxon wife. Norman nobles may have ...
Veronica, 3 days ago
The Fall of the Hawkhurst Gang
It is reported that the uncharming gentlemen of the Hawkhurst Gang once forced an innocent farmer off the road to enable their passage. So much for the romantic smugglers.
frankbeswick, 3 days ago

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