The Story of Rollo the Viking…………the rest is HISTORY.

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The story of Rollo the Viking is especially interesting to us, because Rollo was the forefather of that famous Duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror, who less than a hundred and fifty years later, conquered England and brought into that … Continue reading

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Charlemagne’s Crown Tested in Australia

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The Iron Crown of the first Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne. Charlemagne was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor, reputedly with the Iron Crown, by Pope Leo III in Rome on Christmas Night, 800 AD. He lived from 742-814 and, as … Continue reading

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Cobbers Corner – Fromelles

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Percy Cecil Booth Australian Army’s Single Bloodiest Day of War The Battle of Fromelles  – The 100 year Remembrance Anniversary in 2016 is approaching for this disastrous battle which sadly cost over 5000 lives in a single day and night. … Continue reading

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Charles James Booth

Charles James Booth – famous for his Booth Steamship Company and the Alfred Booth & Co.  Empire. His tireless work in England for poverty reform and his philanthropy brought about amazing change for the poor and underpriviliged classes. He was … Continue reading

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Thomas de Beauchamp 11th earl of Warwick KG

Thomas de Beauchamp 11th Earl of Warwick. KG (Carolyn Booths – 20th Great Grand Father) I am a big fan of the de Beauchamps, they live up to all the images I have of the Knights of the Middles ages … Continue reading

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The Carolingians

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“Carolingian” – The meaning of  – medieval Latin ” Karolingi” – An altered form of Old High German – “Karling” meaning “descendent of Charles” derives from the latinised name of Charles Martel – The English female equivalent is Carolyn or … Continue reading

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The Brothers Booth – Archbishops of York

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The social mobility of the Booths was very impressive. It seems they were not just content with their power base as nobles and gentry and felt it should be more balanced by having  members of this already powerful family build … Continue reading

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