A Question of Research

Well, several questions, actually. They’ve been flitting about my mind for a while now but, thanks to a message I received this morning, have been dragged kicking and screaming on to the page. The message, from someone I’ve occasionally had discussions with on various comment threads, asked whether any of the representations of the Afghanistan … Continue reading A Question of Research

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

A brief history because I needed to get it straight in my head.   My need to detail this particular regiment’s history is, in a small way, down to Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle choosing the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers as Dr John H. Watson’s regiment but it is mostly due to BBC Sherlock's John Watson claiming he was … Continue reading The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

A Map of Camelot

To be precise, a map of the Kingdom of Camelot as put together by the creators of BBC's Merlin.This doesn't explain how the geography seems to move about in direct correlation to how long the script writers need Arthur/Merlin/the Knights etc. to be on the road but it does give a little insight into how … Continue reading A Map of Camelot

What’s in a name?

Well, more specifically what's in the name of the little village, Ealdor, that Merlin comes from in the BBC TV Series?Quite a lot actually if you happen to type it into the Old English to English translator and press go:ealdor Strong Masculine Nounelder parent head of a family author source pl ancestors civil or religious authority … Continue reading What’s in a name?