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A Looking Glass Into Linlithgow

I had 48 hours to scour Scotland, and when weather proved advantageous, I knew that I wanted to explore more than beyond the city limits of Edinburgh. I wanted to visit one of the smaller historic towns that also played a significant role in both Medieval and Stuart-era history. I selected Linlithgow as the first… Continue reading A Looking Glass Into Linlithgow

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History Happened Here: Hampton Court

Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived. When we think of Henry VIII's reign, a lot of us may feel we are so far removed from that time period that we can't truly conceptualize how big of an impact this late-in-life obese, larger than life tyrant played in British or world history. I have always been… Continue reading History Happened Here: Hampton Court

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Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 2

"Half a capital and half a country town, the city leads a double existence; it has long trances of the one and flashes of the other; like the king of the Black Isles, it is half alive and half a monumental marble."Robert Louis Stevenson When the cab left us outside Grantham Station that March morning,… Continue reading Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 2

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Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 1

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.”Alexander McCall Smith Three flights, and two layovers later, and I was almost regretting my decision to land directly into Edinburgh instead of London Heathrow and taking the train north. At London… Continue reading Edinburgh – A Tale of One City: Two Perspectives, Part 1