Monthly Archives: November 2010

The King James Version: “Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light”

In keeping with the vogue for celebrating anniversaries of one form or another, we have a feast of biblical proportions to look forward in 2011 – the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible (also known as the … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi, mobile phones and English

The freeing of Aung San Suu Kyi has reminded me – and others – of the power of the human voice, and in particular of the resonant and compelling quality of her impeccable spoken English.  During the first period of … Continue reading

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The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry: “the world’s longest embroidered artwork”

The surprising success at Prestonpans was the tinder that sparked the initial success of the Jacobite revolt in 1745:  on 21 September 1745 the Jacobite army loyal to James Francis Edward Stuart and led by his son Charles Edward Stuart … Continue reading

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