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Karate and Death

Karate and Death

  A friend brought this video to my attention shortly after he uploaded it to YouTube. My father and brother (both black belts) are on this clip which was broadcast on the local news back in 1991. They ran the karate club along with a couple of

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Old Maps

Old Maps

The National Library of Scotland has a fabulous site where you can overlay old maps across the Google satellite mapping. I was going to write a lot more about the maps but thought you should go straight to the site and find your own history. I naturally,

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How to calculate the effects of sea level rise and fall.

How to calculate the effects of sea level rise and fall.

This interactive map is an excellent way to change sea levels and check what land would be flooded under certain scenarios. I am currently researching some old books and records in regard to catastrophic sea events which took place around Cornwall and will be writing about this

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Prideaux Manor

Prideaux Manor

Prideaux Manor The Prideaux/Pridias family had a manor house at the base of the Prideaux hill fort since prior to the Norman invasion. The dwelling was knocked down and rebuilt in an improved style many times. Lake states, The ancient manor originally comprised Great and Little Prideaux,

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An Baner Kernewek

An Baner Kernewek

An Baner Kernewek The Cornish Banner / An Baner Kernewek is Cornwall’s foremost cultural magazine. Now in its 41st year and having reached No. 163 it is the land’s longest running serious quarterly. As well as providing up-to-date commentary on the current world scene the magazine deals

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Fowey Tide Tables and Kelly’s ice cream.

Fowey Tide Tables and Kelly’s ice cream.

Fowey Tide Times Fowey is a fabulous haven for boats and it is important to understand the tidal flow. This should help. This picture was taken near St Austell in 1928. Kelly’s ice cream is still among the best around.          

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Day view of Manhattan, New York, USA

Day view of Manhattan, New York, USA

  I love New York City. I love it’s history and I love how it is now. This will help you take a tour.     Courtesy of www.AirPano.com

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Early 17th Century England

Early 17th Century England

The Bishop and The Witch and Shudder are very different stories, but this film by Pudding Lane Productions  illustrates both very well. Early 17th Century England was a fantastical place. I had similar images in my mind when writing both books. Although this film, created by six

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Prideaux by the Lake

Prideaux by the Lake

I thought there may be some interest in the retreat of the sea from the Prideaux lands during the centuries.  Some may be surprised to learn that the sea lapped at the feet of Prideaux Castle, although it was not known as that back then. The Iron

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A Corpse Candle in rural Cheshire

A Corpse Candle in rural Cheshire

I wrote a narrative about a Corpse Candle in The Specials, when the character Edith Prentice nee Trewen tells a psychiatrist about her encounter with one.  I based that episode on one which happened to me over a decade ago. I was driving  late from Wrenbury to

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Bishop John Prideaux – His Will

Bishop John Prideaux – His Will

Below is a copy of the Last Will and Testament of Bishop John Prideaux. It was proved on the 20th September 1650 and the original copy of this will  has been lost in the Public Records Office. The will was written on the 20th June 1650, a month

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Bishop John Prideaux – Poetry

Bishop John Prideaux – Poetry

Among the friends and associates of John Prideaux were poets and writers. Some of these recorded in beautiful prose, the events of his life.  Of course, this was before A A Prideaux decided to do that too… His beloved daughter Mary who was baptised on the 10th

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Stretchleigh Meteorite

Stretchleigh Meteorite

Tristram Risdon (1580-1640) was the renowned author of ‘Risdon’s Survey of Devon’ a tome he worked on solidly between 1605 and 1630. Risdon travelled every inch of Devon documenting the families, houses and towns there. Although he borrowed from Sir William Pole’s ‘Collections towards the Description of

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Bishop John Prideaux 1578-1650

Bishop John Prideaux  1578-1650

               

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John Prideaux Bishop of Worcester – Biography

John Prideaux Bishop of Worcester – Biography

  Born in Stowford, Devon 17th September 1578 Died at Bredon, Worcestershire 29th July 1650  (aged 72 years) of a fever Buried at Bredon, Worcestershire 16th August 1650 Married in 1612, Anne Goodwin, daughter of William Goodwin. Died  August 11th 1627 and buried in St. Michael’s, Oxford

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