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12 July 2019,
On a recent trip to Germany, Mike Stuchbery came across the remains of a woman who lived some 8,500 years ago – astonishing, not only for the impressive manner in which she was buried, but the secrets that her bones contained.
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.
3 July 2019,
Otto English on why the Brexit Party MEPs' decision to turn their backs on the EU's anthem is more worrying than just being a mere stunt.
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.
20 June 2019,
Mike Stuchbery sheds some light on the heated debate ignited by New York congresswoman Alexandra-Cortez
17 June 2019,
Whenever Mike Stuchbery travels to Stuttgart he is reminded that the courage to resist authoritarianism and tyranny isn't restricted to a particular kind of individual and here manifests itself in the form of a bookish single mother.
7 June 2019,
Otto English compares the reality of war and the brotherhood through trauma of WW2 veterans with the Victor comic book versions of history.
6 June 2019,
Mike Stuchbery on a renaissance artist who overcame the predatory sexism of her day and survives as an emblem of feminist persistence.
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.
31 May 2019,
Mike Stuchbery recalls a cacophony of people through time, who came to London and made it what it is today.
30 May 2019,
Built by Romans, shunned by the Anglo Saxons, renewed by the Normans, Britain's great capital has survived adversity through diversity.
29 May 2019,
Adi MacArtney on the debate in British institutions about how to account for their colonial past.
24 May 2019,
Mike Stuchbery on another stirring story from our European past that shows how small actions can have big consequences.
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.
21 May 2019,
John Mitchinson recounts the life of Daniel Defoe, the Patron Saint of Freelancers and Master of Aliases, who hustled journalism into existence three hundred years ago.
10 May 2019,
When Far Right and populist figures such as Hungary's Viktor Orban talk about a 'crusade’ to defend 'Christendom’ - this should ring some very shrill alarm bells.
9 May 2019,
The 2nd Century tombstone near Hadrian's Wall tells a story as exotic as anything out of Game of Thrones, the epic love story of a woman from Hertfordshire and her partner from Syria.
3 May 2019,
The story of the Beguines is important to remember in a time of increasing social fracturing.
30 April 2019,
Mike Stuchbery argues that Petrarch's passion for his muse Laura triggered the Renaissance imagination and paved the way for modernity.
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