Jane, Lady Franklin, sponsored seven expeditions to find what had happened to Franklin and his crew. This inspired the 1850-ish broadside ballad that evolved into the folk song Lady Franklin's Lament aka Lord Franklin aka The Sailor's Dream.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Sir John Franklin: Fabled Arctic ship found. This is the discovery by Parks Canada of one of the two lost ships - the HMS Terror or the HMS Erebus - from Franklin's disastrous 1845 expedition in the search of a Northwest Passage.
Monday, 8 September 2014
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Kate Bush faces a battle to save Devon clifftop home from falling into the sea (September 03, 2014).
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
|Not a Thane|
Monday, 1 September 2014
View Donkey Sanctuary to Beer in a larger map
I felt energetic on Friday, and repeated - with some side explorations - the Sidmouth to Beer 'lite' walk of almost exactly a year ago. In part I wanted a closer look at the ruins of Weston House as described in the previous post; in part I wanted to explore the unique landscape of the plats at Littlecombe Shoot.
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
Peter Capaldi embarks upon a personal journey to discover the shocking history of the stars of north London's famous film studios. Including clips from rarely seen films and interviews with Marcia Warren and Terry Gilliam.... a graphically and textually brilliant pastiche, written by Peter Capaldi and Tony Roche, telling the century-long history of a small London studio.