Rome & The River Taff

“And can you, then, who have got such possessions and so many of them, covet our poor tents? Caratacus, On seeing the City of Rome Rivers have been a witness to human history, long before the events were recorded in written form.    So it was with the River Taff (Afon Taf in Welsh), which rises…

A Chief Speaks

“What treaties that the whites have kept, that the red man broken? Not one. What treaties that the white man gave to us they kept? Not one.”   Sitting Bull   Sitting Bull, a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, is recognized by many as the most powerful of all First Nation leaders.  Born in 1831 in Grand River,…

The End

“He came in, and with a pale countenance and faint voice said, ‘We have gained a great Victory’. ‘Never mind your victory,’ I said, “My letters – give me my letters’ –  Capt. Whitby was unable to speak – tears  in his eyes and a deathly paleness over his face made me comprehend him.  I…

A New Century

“England expects that every man will do his duty.” Horatio Nelson Sir William was enormously fond of Lord Nelson.  Both men held each other in great esteem, enjoying the camaraderie of close friends.  Lord Nelson, Sir William and Lady Hamilton united in their resolve not to allow Naples to fall into the hands of Napoleon….

Naples & A Wedding

“First gain the victory and then make the best use of it your can.” Horatio Nelson Emma was famous. Sir Charles Greville did not relish being the “lesser half” of a power couple.  He was also in need of a huge injection of funds.  Ever a schemer, his goal was simple.  He would marry Henrietta…

All The Players

  “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts,” William Shakespeare Amy Lyon, 15 and without family support, thought only of survival.  Even so, her life unfolded seamlessly, with all the players coming together for a…