Hi and welcome to my site.
Allow me introduce myself, I am BobStafford. and I am interested in history. And the past 50 plus entries show I have an interest in Roman History.
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In spite of my sign in name I am from Sittingbourne in the county of Kent and born east of the River Medway and so I am a Man of Kent. I have lived and worked in Kent, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Devonshire, and now living in Staffordshire. I must admit I like Kent, Hampshire and Staffordshire best. The Kent and Hampshire countryside is wonderful in both summer and winter Staffordshire lags behind a bit but not much. Go up on Winchester hill in Hampshire on a summers evening. Or see a sunrise over Gazen Salts Nature Reserve in Kent you will see what I mean.
I am related to Kentish smugglers on my grandmothers side the (George Ransley and the Aldington gang nicknamed 'the Blues') and the family have had at least three of our number "exported" to the colonies for being a little bit "naughty".
One of the gangs exploits is remembered in a folk song, the first verse is here.
"We smuggling boys are merry boys,
Sometimes here and sometimes there,
No rent nor taxes do we pay,
But a man of war is all our fear".
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Are You A Man of Kent -
If you were born East of the River Medway you are a Man of Kent
Or Are You A Kentish Man -
And if born West of the River Medway you are a Kentish Man
Steward Of The Manor Of Arreton (hon.)
History anything weird (Pre history to 1700) castles, beer tents old buildings and ruins, black powder guns computers and photography. Proper beer, Ale, Food, Tolkien and Pratchett and all good books, My dog , cats , horses and other animals including mythical , living history and Radio 4. People who give it another go and dont mind what others think of them, RG knows what I mean.
Historical Entry By Era List
(now over 290 entries listed please feel free to use them.)
- H2G2 PRE HISTORY HILLFORTS - MOUNDS - EARTH WORKS... Easy Index
- H2G2 ROMAN ENTRIES... Easy Index
- H2G2 CASTLES, FORTS and other FORTIFICATIONS ENTRIES... Easy Index
- H2G2 THE WORLDS NAVIES... Easy Index
Opinions For Debate -
- Best tv Comedy - Blackadder 2 and 4
- Best View - From the top of Tor Hill Somerset
- Best Castle's - Portchester and Yarmouth (I.O.W.)
- Best Car - Original M.G.
- Best Ruin - Temple Sul and Baths, Bath Somerset
- Best Films - Kingdom of Heaven, The 7 Samurai
- Best Books - Anything by T Pratchett
- Best Pubs - The Red Lion Arreton, The Windmill Faversham
- Best Beer's - Tanglefoot, Wagledance, Fusty Ferret and Shepard Neame ales
- Best Cameras - Minolta, Fuji and Canon
Finished Entries - - - - -Entry List - total 67 - now.
Beer one of the major food groups
63 Entries to date (55 Beer, Stout And Lager. and 8 Cider ) from 06/2006 to 08/2008. Hears to Aussie My first reader.
"Die dulci freure" or "have a nice day" (thanks to Handy Latin Phrases by:Si say-tan Merkin Biedermann)
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