All posts tagged: prehistory

Mary Rose men

Human remains

If Edmund Burke was right that the dead are as much a part of Society as the living, then it can be no surprise they are so frequently drawn into the political disputes of our time. There can be no rest for the dead when they must be enlisted or press-ganged to fight the battles of the living.

A place called Rollendrich

Five and a half thousand years ago, on a ridge in the Cotswold Hills, a burial chamber was dug out from the earth to house and honour the bodies of a clan’s deceased. Above the chamber a monument was constructed, comprising five or six large upright stones topped by a capstone.