The Count of the Saxon Shore
11 July 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore continues exploring the origins Englishness through the 'game of thrones' of seven kingdoms and the 'Norway plus' model of the time.
28 June 2019,
As hustings are held throughout the country as part of that morbidly parochial spectacle that is the Tory leadership contest, the Count of the Saxon shore remembers the internationalism that was always part of the regional nature of English identity.
24 June 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore on the Anglo-Saxon arguments about independence and internationalism over a religious customs union with Europe.
5 June 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore on why 'the North Remembers'. It was the original source of a progressive, articulate English identity.
30 May 2019,
Built by Romans, shunned by the Anglo Saxons, renewed by the Normans, Britain's great capital has survived adversity through diversity.
23 May 2019,
The Count of the Saxon explains the fluidity of Saxon religious belief as new archaeological discoveries suggest the East Saxons converted to Christianity, and back to Paganism again.
29 April 2019,
The Count of the Saxon recalls the first book to record the timeless British refrain - 'things aren't what they used to be'.
8 April 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore recalls how an aggressive Leave Campaign led to de-industrialisation and porous borders
8 April 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore continues his saga of the First Great Brexit - from the Roman Empire - and fostered the forerunners of Nigel Farage
18 March 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore recalls some of the post-Roman pirates and renegades who promised to 'Make Britain Great Again'
14 March 2019,
As he patrols his British forts guarding against Anglo-Saxon invaders, the Count of the Saxon Coast recounts another true story from the first great Brexit, sixteen hundred years ago.
7 March 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore provides another insight into the 'Great Brexit from Rome'
26 February 2019,
The Count of the Saxon Shore welcomes the Duchess of the South Saxons, and the arrival of her heir, with that ancient Mercian salutation: "‘Ay up me duck."
19 February 2019,
As I stare out at that grey whale-road the English Channel it no longer seems absurd to make that boldest of historical parallels for Brexit: the end of the Roman Empire in Britain. Well, at least gives me an opportunity to properly talk about English identity. Yes, I want my country back. I want us to be honest about what it was in the first place.