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The Grand Tour: York, one week in

The Grand Tour: York, one week in

We have the Romans to thank for York.  Eboracum, they called it after establishing the colonia, later morphing into Jorvik when the Vikings took over and finally, York.  This is the city where Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor, Richard II wanted to relocate the English capital, Guy Fawkes was born, the Parliamentarians routed the … Continue reading

Nothing helps scenery like Ham House

Nothing helps scenery like Ham House

“Vivat Rex” was the welcome message to us.  Long live the King.  This is carved into the wood of The Great Hall at Ham House as a reminder that its inhabitants were ardent Royalists and fully supported the monarchy.  It was this devotion that allowed William Murray to receive patronage from King Charles I and furnish his home … Continue reading