Category Archives: People

Thoughts on the three most influential men in my life and their significance to me – Newton, Freud, St. Antony – and the “great inquiry”

In my life there have been three influential men in my life.  Initially, I thought this meant nothing significant but that they only had a quality that influenced me for some reason.  But now, after all these years, I tend to think … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about St. Bruno, the Carthusians, and the Carthusian Order

The Carthusian Order is a Roman Catholic monastic order of hermit monks founded by St. Bruno of Cologne in 1084. Here is a link to a site about the Carthusians: http://www.chartreux.org/ A wonderful movie has been made which depicts life at … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some remarks from a speech by Hillary Clinton – more aspects of feminism

Thirty of so years ago I began to hear all these weird claims from a group of people called ‘feminists’.  The claims they made were so absurd and ridiculous that they were almost unbelievable.  Despite the fact that they were … Continue reading

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Some quotes from ‘Eikon Basilike’

Chapter 1 – Upon His Majesties calling this last Parliament This last Parliament I called, not more by others advice, and necessity of My affaires, then by My owne choice and inclination; who have always thought the right way of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on King Charles I and his refusal to deal with Parliament – the problem with decision making assemblies

I must admit that I would be very upset with Parliament if I was in a similar position that King Charles I was in.  I can definately relate to his refusal to deal with Parliament that led to his ‘personal … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about King Charles I

Appearance: He was 4’-8” tall at his coronation in 1626. His tallest height was 5’-4” tall, which was somewhat short for the times. They say he had chestnut color hair, which is sort of a brownish red. The paintings of … Continue reading

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Some initial thoughts on the point of view taken in ‘Eikon Basilike’ – revealing the character of King Charles I

(Title page to the ‘Eikon Basilike’) Supposedly, the ‘Eikon Basilike’ was written by King Charles I to describe his situation that led to and took place in the English Civil War.  There is much speculation if he had written it … Continue reading

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Did King Charles I write the ‘Eikon Basilike’?

(The frontispiece to Eikon Basilike) My feelings is that he did.  I was always under the impression that he wrote the separate chapters individually over a long period of time.  These separate chapters were then compiled and put in order by someone … Continue reading

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Things removed from Edward the Confessors tomb

Over the centuries a number of things have been removed from Edward the Confessors tomb.  These include: 1098 – An attempt was made to pull out a  strand of hair. 1163 – His robes were removed and remade into three … Continue reading

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Exhumations of Edward the Confessor

Over the centuries Edward the Confessor was exhumed a number of times.  These are the ones I’ve found: 1098 or 1102 – Henry I opened the coffin to see if his body was ‘incorrupt’.  They say that he was fresh with … Continue reading

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