Jack the Idiot

Long ago, there live a boy called Jack. Jack was extremely dumb, for he did not test his mind in the ways others would. He was a dead weight on his poor old mother, not working nor providing for the family. Soon she grew so tired of his dumbness and tried set him to work.… Continue reading Jack the Idiot

In Search of the Real Merlin

Without question, King Arthur takes the leading role in British Dark Age legend. Using film (movie) world terminology this would make Merlin the supporting actor. However, there is little we know for sure about either person, real or myth. Chronicles of the time have Arthur as a magnanimous leader who gathered and united the military… Continue reading In Search of the Real Merlin

The Drum of Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake was considered to be the greatest explorer of his time, finding far off lands and distant shores. He plundered Spanish gold ships, bringing back riches and gems to lavish upon queen Elizabeth. Whenever he travelled around the world, however, he always brought one thing. His drum, encrusted with the crest of his… Continue reading The Drum of Sir Francis Drake

Devils Dyke

At the turn of the 7th century, the last pagan kingdom in Britain, Sussex, was beginning to convert to Christianity due to the efforts of St Cuthman of Steyning. The Devil, however, was infuriated by this, and sought to drown the people of Sussex for abandoning him. He decided to dig a huge river from… Continue reading Devils Dyke