Category Archives: Excuses

1307 and all that: Puttenham in the Register of Bishop Henry Woodlock

My fourth and final post for Puttenham Church Week (now ticking towards being a fortnight – maybe next time around I should avoid any embarrassment by calling the next instalment a Surrey Medieval … Spectacular?) takes us to the early years of the … Continue reading

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All work and all play

It’s been a good few weeks since I posted anything and there are two good reasons why. First, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in writing my MA dissertation, which has taken up most of my waking hours (not to … Continue reading

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Forgive us for our trespassing: seeing the Dorset “seven ditches”

I first wrote about the lost earthwork-cum-execution site atop the Hog’s Back in Surrey known as “seven ditches” around four years ago, and it was the first piece of work I added to this blog when I set it up … Continue reading

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The forgetful frater, or, an eighth-century reminder to make good notes

Here’s a little late-night blast from the library, not because I have something urgent I want to get off my chest but because it concerns something I came across earlier which chimed with me because of the nature of my current workload … Continue reading

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Tom Green, Lincolnshire and maybe a spot of prevarication on my part

I went into last weekend with the intention to post an “essay-in-24-hours” but one hangover and some bitterly cold weather later and I’d gone off the idea. Fast forward to sunday night and I was up to my eyeballs in … Continue reading

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A home for unwanted spam

“I view something truly special in this internet site.” I’ve created a new group of pages to archive some of the unwittingly hilarious spam comments I receive for posts on the blog (and the occasional nice one like the words … Continue reading

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The “Surrey Fens” causeways – finished at long last

I’ve written and rewritten so much of this essay over the past year or two that I have nothing else to add, other than to recommend you head over to here and have a read of it (and if you … Continue reading

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