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The Spectres in the Tower
frankbeswick, Thank you for the photos, practicalities and products. Please excuse the difference between this side of the pond's English and yours. Is it that it was a shade or the shadow of a real bear here: "A sadder incident occurred in the ...
DerdriuMarriner, on 03/01/2020
The Healing Wood
Derdriu, all traditional British healing herbs are still available. We use witch hazel,but while specimens of prickly ash are grown in Britain, there are too few of them for significant herbal use, and anyway ash die back is devastating ash ...
frankbeswick, on 02/29/2020
The Healing Wood
frankbeswick, Thank you for the practicalities and products, particularly the household medicine publication. Nurse trees are such companionable practices. Oak trees can be such effective nurses except in chestnut-oak forests where they host the ...
DerdriuMarriner, on 02/29/2020
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
I meant below the ground, a slip of words, but I believe it also does work below the seafloor.
blackspanielgallery, on 02/26/2020
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
I did not know that ground penetrating radar could be used below water.
frankbeswick, on 02/26/2020
The New Northern Forest
Derdriu,the grey squirrel was deliberately imported into Britain without any consideration of its ecological impact. But red squirrels were not exported, as far as I know. I think that red squirrels eat hazelnuts, but as, unlike grey ...
frankbeswick, on 02/26/2020
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
I have seen many televised shows where ground penetrating radar was used to find archaeologically significant structures. It s a great tool in seeing below the water. Great piece to enter Lent with. I did not visit wizzley yesterday since it ...
blackspanielgallery, on 02/26/2020
The New Northern Forest
frankbeswick, Thank you for the photo, practicalities and products (particularly the quirky chest of drawers). Did people deliberately import grey squirrels into, and export red squirrels from, England? It's my understanding that the former ...
DerdriuMarriner, on 02/26/2020
Who were the Magi?
Derdriu, many documents have been destroyed over centuries of war, and , as you say, there are yet undeciphered documents. I suspect that the numbers of children slain was not great, maybe those from the family of David. But it was still an ...
frankbeswick, on 02/26/2020
Who were the Magi?
frankbeswick, Thank you for the praticalities and products, particularly all the books you've identified. It's a bit surprising that something as drastic as population decline through massacre of children did not rate a record somewhere. Perhaps ...
DerdriuMarriner, on 02/25/2020
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
Derdriu, you are right, it should have been earl-bishop, but for some reason the title prince became appended to bishop, possibly because of the degree of autonomy that the bishop had. I think that it started out as just bishop The title ...
frankbeswick, on 02/25/2020
Finding the Prince-Bishop's Chapel
frankbeswick, Thank you for practical informations and product lines. Did the position always go by the title Prince-Bishop or did it start out as Earl-Bishop? This also makes me wonder whether the various barons, viscounts, earls, marquesses ...
DerdriuMarriner, on 02/25/2020
A Night in the Snow: the survival of the Reverend Donald Carr
Derdriu, the Long Mynd is in the west of England close to the border with Wales. In these areas west of the River Severn Welsh was spoken until the Eighteenth Century, as the population were basically Welsh people absorbed into England in the ...
frankbeswick, on 02/24/2020
A Night in the Snow: the survival of the Reverend Donald Carr
frankbeswick, Thank you for the photos, practicalities and product. The story has a happy ending that I didn't expect with the statement "It was an evening service he would not give." Wikipedia and Wiktionary offer different meanings for mynd: ...
DerdriuMarriner, on 02/24/2020
Stiperstones: a hill with legends
1: Eldritch is an uncommon word over here. I have never known it used as a surname. 2: There is no preferred version of the death of Edric. But the Wilde family still exist in Shropshire. 3: William was often brutally punitive, for example the ...
frankbeswick, on 02/23/2020

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