Travels through History – Northern Spain – Leon and the Holy Grail

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Leon: The history of Leon starts withContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Leon and the Holy Grail”

Travels through History – France – Narbonne

Extract from the book ‘Travels through History : France” available here The Via Domitia was constructed in 118 BC around the same time the first Roman colony in Gaul, Colonia Narbo Martius (Narbonne) was founded. The Via Domitia connected Italy and modern day Spain. The road crossed the Alps by the Col de Montgenèvre, followedContinue reading “Travels through History – France – Narbonne”

Travels through History – Northern Spain – Valladolid

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Valladolid: Valladolid has a bewildering array ofContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Valladolid”

Travels through History – Northern Spain – Pamplona

This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, A Coruna, and Vigo on board the fast, modern trains of the Spanish railways. Here is an excerpt about Pamplona: Pamplona is the capital of theContinue reading “Travels through History – Northern Spain – Pamplona”

Durham and St Cuthbert – The Cathedral

An excerpt from the book: Travels through History – North-East England The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham is the official name of Durham Cathedral and is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The present cathedral was founded in 1093 and was built in just 40Continue reading “Durham and St Cuthbert – The Cathedral”