Caturday Special: The Eurasian Cave Lion, Panthera spelaea

A discussion about the European or Eurasian Cave Lion and the interwoven nature of the relationship between lions and humans since prehistory.

Piecaramba! Crusty, but not Old

I’ve recently been writing about my travels and sadly for Southampton it was little more than an overnight stop for me. I met up with some family there, deposited the mother with my sister for their onward travels, had a kip in a B&B and then fucked off home. It’s a shame because a shortContinue reading “Piecaramba! Crusty, but not Old”

Fishbourne Roman Palace: A Must See!

If you know anything about Roman Britain which, if you’re on my website, I’m hoping you don’t know a lot, you will know that just outside Chichester, a place I looked at last time out, is a place called Fishbourne. Where’s Fishbourne? In the sea, dickhead! Fishbourne is the site of one of the mostContinue reading “Fishbourne Roman Palace: A Must See!”

Noviomagus Reginorum: Roman Chichester

A look at the town of Chichester, its history, with particular focus on Noviomagus Reginorum, the old Roman town and the surprisingly key role it played in the invasion of Britain by the Romans.

Eastbourne: Victoriana and Ethnogenetic Surprises

A short look at the town of Eastbourne, my perceptions of it, the reality and a little bit of history including an exploration of the Beachy Head Lady, a sub-saharan African buried near Eastbourne in around 200-250 CE! Showing how multiracial, multicultural and multiethnic Britain was before it considered itself ‘white’.