The Vengeful Fire Breathing Dragon of Angley Wood.

Stories of the High Weald

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Thank you to the Friends of Dover Museum who gave me a warm welcome and who were happy to listen to my illustrated talk on Three Castles and an Ironmaster’s House on Wednesday 8th June 2016 in the wonderful Silver Screen Cinema attached to the Museum.

Three Castles and an Ironmaster’s House is a 50 mile journey around the history and industry of the High Weald of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the four great National Trust properties of Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst Castle, Scotney Castle and Bateman’s being the cornerstones of the walk.

It is a story of agriculture to iron and back to agriculture and is inspired by stories of Castles, follies, smuggling, Captain Swing, the mechanical riots and that ‘vengeful fire breathing dragon’ that lives in Angley Wood.

Shelf Life

Those National Trust cornerstones of ‘Three Castles and an Ironmaster’s House’; Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst Castle, Scotney Castle and Bateman’s now have the guidebook on their shelves and available sale in their shops for all to enjoy this 50 mile circular walk around the history of the High Weald.

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  Published by Bretwalda Books

  Supplied by Mayfield Books and Gifts




Who would ever have thought that…..

It’s World Book Day and it’s amazing that I have something to post!

World Book Day v Saxon

There would be more to shout about but it appears that there has been interference from those wanting to maintain ‘Anglo-Saxon’ independence in the face of closer ties with Normandy and the rest of Europe.

How The Saxon Times times became embroiled in such politics is a mystery, but the publisher seems to have placed publication on hold for the time being.

My personal view is that it is better that our readers are aware of all the events of 1066 earlier rather than later.

If you agree, please let me know.

Remember, The Saxon Times is the only newspaper that will bring you the news as it happens.

I do hope that you will continue to enjoy reading The Saxon Times in 1066.

Eadwine of Christ Church, Canterbury,

Editor The Saxon Times

3rd March 1066