Tag Archives: Portsmouth

A Winters Tale

To end the year I thought it would be nice to present a ghostly tale of my own. Not something I would normally put here but it is based in wartime Portsmouth and is therefore in keeping with the archive. … Continue reading

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Regional England : The Isle Of Wight

The Isle of Wight is first mentioned in writing in Geography by Claudius Ptolemaeus. The Roman historian Suetonius mentions that the entire island was captured by the commander Vespasian, who later became emperor. (The remains of at least 5 Roman … Continue reading

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Regional England : Hampshire (& The Isle Of Wight)

Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England. Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, … Continue reading

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Hampshire On The Map

Saxtons Hampshire, c.1575 John Speed’s Hampshire, c.1611 Grey’s Hampshire, 1824

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In Defence of a City

Portsdown Hill is a long chalk hill in Hampshire, England. The hill is on the mainland, just to the north of Ports Creek, which separates the mainland from Portsea Island, and offers good views over Portsmouth, the Solent, Hayling Island … Continue reading

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