As regular readers will know, I’ve been running my own publishing imprint, Prydain Press, for a few years now. So I’m delighted to announce today that I’m branching out into movies. Prydain Film Productions officially launches this month.
There has been a meat market at Smithfield for at least 800 years and probably closer to a thousand. Until 1852, it was a livestock market too, and the animals were slaughtered and butchered in the same location.
There is a weather-beaten, lichen-stained monument by the beach at Walmer in Kent, which is easy to miss if you’re out for a seaside stroll.
Henry VI, the ‘royal Saint’ in Wordsworth’s poem, wasn’t a great success as a king. He lost almost all his lands in France, his English kingdom fell apart under his rule, and he ended up deposed, imprisoned, and, most likely, murdered on the orders of his successor.