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  • The International Whisky Day

    28 March 2017

    27th of March is International Whisky day, celebrating the Iconic Scottish spirit, and its counterparts from Ireland, Japan and the United States. The founder was Michael Jackson that wrote much on the topic of whisky. The day encourages the celebration...

  • The Normans

    01 April 2017

    The Normans The last big invasion of Britain was made by the Normans, from France, led by Duke William of Normandy. William declared that Edward the Confessor had promised him the crown of England, but as Harold would not give up his kingdom, William...

  • Hamlet. A Short version.

    09 April 2017

    Hamlet Horatio being a good friend and classmate of Prince Hamlet, the late king’s son. One of the guards had seen the Ghost before and had invited Horatio to join him that night, looking for support “if again this apparition come.” We know that King...

  • fumi-e (“stepping-on pictures”)

    09 April 2017

    fumi-e (“stepping-on pictures”) Christian art in Japan often have this fumi-e . These objects are bronze likenesses of Jesus, sometimes shown together with his mother, Mary, that the religious authorities of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan required suspected...

  • Willliam Gallacher (1881-1965) : The First British Communist MP

    12 April 2017

    We are for our own people. We want to see them happy, healthy and wise, drawing strenghts from cooperation with the peoples of other lands, but also contributing their full share to the general well-being. Not a broken-down pauper and mendicant, but a...

  • Norman castles 6

    12 April 2017

    Norman Castles Inside the high walls of a Norman castle was a big yard called the outer bailey. Against the walls were stables and sheds for corn and hay. Cows and sheep were driven into the outer bailey for safety, in troubled times The inner bailey...

  • Norman castle 8

    14 April 2017

    Norman Castles In the Norman castle the staircases were cut in the thickness of the walls and had narrow, stone steps. There was very little furniture: long tables, which could be taken down to clear a space, benches and two or three chests for clothes...

  • The Normans: Domesday Book

    15 April 2017

    The Domesday Book The Norman King William wanted to learn about his new kingdom in Britain William wanted to know how much Britain was worth. So the Normans sent their men to find out about every town, village, farm and field in all the land. The Normans...

  • Ancient Knowledge: Paracelsus

    15 April 2017

    Ancient Knowledge Truly it has been said that there is nothing new under the sun, for knowledge is revealed and is submerged again, even as a nation rises and falls. Here is a system, tested throughout the ages, but lost again and again by ignorance or...

  • Inspirational... Marvellous. ... Lovely ...Public Speaking

    17 April 2017

    Public Speaking Public speaking is the process, or act of performing a speech to a live audience. This speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. From the days of the earliest storytellers,...

  • Norman houses 3

    18 April 2017

    Norman house. In the Norman house they could draw a curtain or screen across one end of the hall, the lord made a small room for himself and his lady. This private room was called the solar. They would go together to talk and the lady would sew. They...

  • COTTAR WIFE by Shelia Templeton

    18 April 2017

    COTTAR WIFE by Shelia Templeton There wis ae year we laisted the hale twalmonth twa hale terms, fae wutsunday an roon again - afore my man fell out wi the grieve, as wie his wont. So it wis back tae the feein-mairket an a new fee, a different cottar hoose,...

  • Norman houses 4

    19 April 2017

    Norman houses In the Norman house they often kept a pet hawk in the solar, or a squirrel in a cage. Hunting dogs were kept at every manor-house. The kitchen was a seperate building, across the yard, so the food was often cold by the time it reached the...

  • Norman houses 5

    20 April 2017

    Norman houses In the Norman house there was never enough hay for all the cattle in winter, so most of them were killed in the autumn. The meat was then put into barrels of salt water to save it from going bad. Everyone soon grew tired of eating salt meat...

  • Political elite public debate

    20 April 2017

    With a public debate it is where political elites and the stories are told — or are not told— come in. In trying to persuade a sceptical public something is not the threat many of them perceive it to be, narratives and images are probably more important...

  • Italian art inspired by Byzantine

    23 April 2017

    The Byzantine Empire is the conventional name of a medieval Christian and Greek-speaking state. The Byzantine people themselves referred to their state as the Roman Empire and Byzantium was just the city name of Constantinople. This is era is commonly...

  • John Ogilvie Scottish Jesuit

    26 April 2017

    John Ogilvie, was a Scottish Jesuit who was martyred in 1615. Ogilvie came from an aristocratic family dominated by Presbyterians, but managed to get himself educated on the Continent, first by the Benedictines and later by the Jesuits. Eventually he...

  • Norman houses 6

    28 April 2017

    Norman houses In the Norman houses there were lots of different huts in their manor-yard as well as a kitchen. In the manor-yard you could often find a brew-house, where the ale and mead were made. Also in the manor-yard there would be the pantry, the...

  • marijuana, cannabis now on perscription in the United KIngdom.

    28 April 2017

    So in Northern Ireland there is a boy that has got a perscription for a CBD oil which is a derivative of cannabis from his GP, local doctor, Therefore he can now go to the pharmacy and get this marijuna over the counter. This is the first time in the...

  • A look and understanding of Caravaggio

    30 April 2017

    Caravaggio Caravaggio was based in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century when it was a strong centre of Cathocism - but it also had a dark underbelly and underclass he demonstrates intense naturalism - his people, fruit and flowers are very life-like...

  • Linguistics and genetics are two different sciences

    10 February 2017

    Linguistics and genetics are two different sciences . Fenno-Ungarian languages are spoken by a number of groups (hungarians, finns, sami, udmurts...), that genetically differ significantly from each other - in the same way as indo-european languages are...

  • A cat leading a bad life and caught.

    10 February 2017

    When the moon rises up with the gang of robbers where going out and stealing . When then was the sun the birds have realised that some coconuts where stolen and Roobard realises that his bones were stolen. Custard was in a bad life with a dog and a Bird....

  • Jewish Cheese Cake

    10 February 2017

    There is a verse in the Song of Solomon verse that compares the Torah with milk and honey under the tongue. This traditionally refers to Cheesecake. Jewish holiday's overflowing with cheesecakes are when they have plenty of milk to hand by. Cheesecake...

  • A Penguin entertainment with Jokes.

    13 February 2017

    What is the penguins favorite relative? Aunt Arctica! Were do penguins get money from? A fishbank What is black and white and red all over? A burnt penguin! What's black and white and red all over? An embarrassed penguin. Why do Penguins carry fish in...

  • Valentine's Day movies

    14 February 2017

    Les films incontournables pour la Saint Valentin Valentine's Day movies Valentine's Day and you have nothing planned? Here is a selection of movies to watch as a couple to increase romanticism. Finally, what better for the evening of Valentine's Day than...