The ‘Purton Hulks’: a ship graveyard on the Severn Estuary, Gloucestershire

It's been quite a while since I last posted anything here, not for lack of stories or things to say, but rather one of the mental space to do so. In fact, I'm writing a lot at the moment, finishing up a big project at work – a Viking-Age hoard of coins and silver objects … Continue reading The ‘Purton Hulks’: a ship graveyard on the Severn Estuary, Gloucestershire

In the land of the Prince Bishops: the city of Durham, England

The city of Durham is one of my favourite places. The medieval castle and cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site standing high up on a wooded peninsula above a bend in the River Wear, and the steep, winding streets below form an historic centre the equal of anywhere in Europe. Bill Bryson, in his Notes … Continue reading In the land of the Prince Bishops: the city of Durham, England