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.
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.
The Count of the Saxon Shore on the Anglo-Saxon arguments about independence and internationalism over a religious customs union with Europe.
The Count of the Saxon Shore on why ‘the North Remembers’. It was the original source of a progressive, articulate English identity.
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.
The Count of the Saxon recalls the first book to record the timeless British refrain – ‘things aren’t what they used to be’.
The Count of the Saxon Shore recalls how an aggressive Leave Campaign led to de-industrialisation and porous borders
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
The Count of the Saxon Shore provides another insight into the ‘Great Brexit from Rome’
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.”
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…