Tag Archives: England

A New Nation Born Pt I

In a continuing cycle on America, we look at the Revolutionary War through England’s defeat at Yorktown: A New Nation Born Pt I by Michael Doyle Let’s have no sense of delusion The united states were but illusion Or, perhaps … Continue reading

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A Response To Naysaying Pill Pushing Slashers and Gassers

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 8’s challenge is to use the slang and jargon of a profession.  It sort of runs in opposition of my day to day job’s admonishment to avoid jargon in favor of the familiar.. but who am I to … Continue reading

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To Unite A Kingdom

Started watching the Third Season of The Last Kingdom on Netflix today.  This is loosely based on that: To Unite A Kingdom by Michael Romani The kingdom that is must not fall The blood of sirens majestically call For all the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Voltaire – Letters On the English

We have previously looked at the life and legacy of Voltaire.  Please review this information elsewhere on this blog.  Letters on the English or Letters Concerning the English Nation is a series of essays written by Voltaire on his living in … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Letters on the English – Voltaire 

Letters On the English or in French Lettres Philosophiques is a series of essays from Voltaire based on his time living in England from 1726 through 1729.  These essays were first published in 1733 and are sometimes compared and contrasted with … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: All For Love – John Dryden

John Dryden dominated the literary life of the Restoration Period of England so much so that some refer to this period as the Age of Dryden.  He was an English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright.  In fact, he was … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holinshed’s Chronicles

Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland also known simply as Holinshed’s Chronicles is a multi-volume comprehensive history of the British Isles.  It was published in two editions.  The first in 1577.  The second in 1587.  Its importance today lies in its … Continue reading

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