Discover the City of York from its earliest foundations as a settlement in Celtic times through Roman times as a military fortress and powerbase for the legions in their battle with the Rebel Celtic tribes of the North.
When the legions left Britain after what was a period of change power struggles between the varied powerful Roman leaders and elites in Britain that saw the arrival of powerful emperors and the arrival of new emperors forged in Britain and declared Emperor in York such as Constantine the Great Eboracum was to be again settled by raiders from across the seas in the shape of the Anglo Saxons who had raided the coasts of Great Britain and later been allied of the Romans fighting beside Carausuis the rebel emperor of Britain and in the Legions of Constantine the Great when he was elected emperor in Eboracum.
Renamed Eforwic it became the leading Anglo Saxon powerbase in the North and it saw the crowning of Edwin of Northumbria in 616 A.D. he ruled as the most powerful of English and British kings and was recognised as Bretwalda from 616 A.D. up until is death in battle at Hatfield Chase in 633 A.D. After which he was venerated has Saint Edwin.
Edwin was baptized in Eforwic in 627 A.D during his lifetime he became the leading Anglo Saxon King in England and was recognised in Britain as the leading overlord known as Bretwalda.
Anglo Saxon Eforwic was an English powerbase it became a target for the Viking raiders and when in later times it fell to thw new Viking settlers in Britain it was renamed Jorvik it became an Anglo Danish city.
City Life York is a guide to the city from its origins up until the present day covering all the varied peoples and cultures who have helped to shape the city seen today penned by a visitor to the city for decades for visitors to the city that remains a window on the history of England a living city of vibrant history that captivates all who walk its city walls and streets that connect the past and the present…
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Discover the ancient worlds deities and explore their impact and influence on the modern world we see today through the ancient cities of Sumer and Akkad .
Cities such as Eridu Uruk Larsa Nippur and Sippar the the rise of Sargon the Great and the Akkadians.
Ugarit, Urkesh and the Hurrian world and culture.
The rise of Hammurabi and the Babylonian empire through military campaigns and political alliances.
Ancient Malta and Ancient Sicily
Minoan deities and culture bull games and festivals.
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I was sad to hear of the death, aged 79, of the sprightly Ray Alan, who was the number one ventriloquist when I was a boy, rarely off the TV, with either Lord Charles or Tich and Quackers at his elbow. An entertainer of the old school – he performed magic and played the ukulele before moving into ventriloquism – he learned his licks touring the cabaret clubs and theatres of the world, before transferring easily and naturally to television, where he did turns and also hosted his own shows, especially for kids.
A South-east London boy, he lived in Reigate, as did I for a couple of years, and you would often see him out walking, with his wife Jane. I was lucky enough to see him speak and meet him at the 2004 Annual Tony Hancock Appreciation Society dinner in Bournemouth, at which I took these photos…
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Explore the ancient world since the dawn of time people have been fascinated by the natural world they live within.
Associating natural events and the unnatural with the power of the deities adding to the mystery and mystique of events beyond known knowledge and boundaries of human understanding.
Mother nature as shaped the Earth we live on forging its varied landscapes and delivering climate changes that have created the world we see today.
Time as seen all who live on Earth adapt to survive battling against the elements and rivals.
Spirit and belief stimulated thinking and the development of cultures and religions saw the expansion of city states and civilization.
Varied deities drawn from varied realms shaped cultures around the civilized world helping to shape the city states and settlements and the people that lived within them.
Explore the ancient world and the battles between the rival powers to secure and expand the lands they lived within and controlled.
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Legends and Myths have bridged the gaps between the present and the ancient past written records had been lost in the ruined library archives of the ancient palaces sites
Legends and myths have bridged the gaps between the present and the ancient past when written records had been lost in the ruined archive libraries of the varied ancient city states and their varied palaces.
Spoken languages had been long established and the oracular transmission of myths and legends had retained the history of the people who had for generations shaped the world around them and influenced culture and forged the world we see today.
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Joining a ghost tour of York looking to produce an article for an upcoming magazine post Paul unknowingly becomes part of the tour itself when events see him drawn into the ghost tours dark and windy November nights happenings.
Still sceptical the continued random events force Paul to change his views on the figures that connect the past with the present via a wormhole in time that is connected with his hotel room and with him personally?
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