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White Horse Stone and the earliest Neolithic in the South East

When the Channel Tunnel Rail link was built the Guardians fought hard to save the White Horse Stone. We succeeded in the main, but the landscape has still been badly scarred by the CTR line and tremendous noise of the high speed trains which pass by close to the WHS.  Prior to the rail link […]

November 16, 2008 | 2 Comments More

John Lesslie Hall 4 – The Lady Rowena

The Lady Rowena by John Lesslie Hall Few were the months ere foes numberless At the seashore’s sands savagely harassed The king of the Kentmen. The cruel, blood-thirsty Men of the Picts minded but little, then, Foes from the northland, how the fair-haired, dauntless Earlmen of Anglia ever intrepidly Hewed them with edges, aiding the […]

October 23, 2008 | 0 Comments More

John Lesslie Hall 3 – The Death Of Horsa

The Death Of Horsa by John Lesslie Hall Six-Winters’ time had the sweet, wavy-haired, Curly-locked queen of Kent-land and Albion Delighted her lord, lived with decorum As wife of his bosom. War-mooded men, then, Hot-hearted Kentmen, harassed the spirit Of Rowena the winsome, well-lovèd, far-famed Queen of the Kentmen; cruelly vexed her, Said she had […]

October 23, 2008 | 0 Comments More

John Lesslie Hall 2 – The Landing Of Hengist and Horsa

The Landing Of Hengist and Horsa John Lesslie Hall Early thereafter, earlmen of Anglia, With Hengist and Horsa, heroes distinguished and Leaders belovèd, leaped in their fast-chasing, Stout-builded, sturdy steeds of the water-ways, On the seas clomb then, to seek for the far-away, Wide-famed, sea-girt, water-encircled Island of Albion, most excellent land The sun ever […]

October 23, 2008 | 0 Comments More

John Lesslie Hall 1 – The Calling Of Hengist and Horsa

The Calling Of Hengist and Horsa by John Lesslie Hall Lo! in legend and lay long we have heard of The fame of our fathers, folk-leaders mighty, Eminent earlmen.   Oft, gleemen-thanes All through the ages, excellent song-smiths, Have sung of the bold and brave and illustrious Fathers of England from far o’er the waters, Earls of […]

October 23, 2008 | 1 Comment More