Tag Archives: Roman

Summer Solstice

In the Northern hemisphere, the summer solstice is the name given to the longest day of the year – i.e. the day when the sun appears highest in the sky and there is more sunlight than on any other day … Continue reading

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St George’s Day

“Cry God for Harry, England and Saint George!” William Shakespeare, Henry V When the name of St George is mentioned in Britain these days, our thoughts turn to English patriotism, as summed up in Shakespeare’s rousing conclusion to King Henry … Continue reading

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What are the origins of Valentine’s Day?

Today is Valentine’s Day so I thought it was a good opportunity to explore the origins of this day. Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th February? There have been several St Valentine’s throughout history, but the most … Continue reading

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