in the footsteps of Geoffrey Chaucer and my Canterbury tales……Chaucer is best known for ’The Canterbury Tales’, a collection of tales told by fictional pilgrims on the road to the cathedral at Canterbury; these tales would help to shape English literature.
a bust of Geoffrey Chaucer as seen at the Guildhall . . . → Read More: in the footsteps of Geoffrey Chaucer and my Canterbury tales
Finally!!! The night had arrived. To date I had completed 4 of the Dragon and Flagon Pub Tours with Vic Norman, and tonight was the 5th! That meant I finally qualified to get my badge and be inducted into the ‘Order of the Dragon’.
a dragon – the griffon; symbol of the City . . . → Read More: Inducted into the Order of the Dragon & A Tale of 3 Bridges
Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870, author, stayed here in 1832. North Road, Highgate, N6
Last week Thursday; April 26th, I set off on a magical #walkabout through the streets of London to discover more about Charles Dickens (blog to follow shortly ). We started off from the Charles Dickens Museum
the Charles . . . → Read More: finding Charles Dickens
The King was in his Counting House, counting all his money; the Guide was in the parlour, saying something funny, All the group were mis-behaved, and sang with raucous gusto, The bartender, and the locals, looked on all a fluster.
Vic & Simon…imbibing the local brew
Yes, that would be a Dragon & . . . → Read More: Suits & Flutes and the Order of the Dragon
My experience on the 3rd in the series of Dragon and Flagon pub tours proved to be just as exciting and interesting as the first two I went on, as we travelled back in time to 1666 and 1123, past a place where the scales of justice are balanced (or not), to . . . → Read More: Dragon and Flagon Pub Tour – Noose and Tankard