It was the poem said to have been a major inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien when he wrote The Lord of the Rings, and heralded as one of the last epic poems to be written in the English language.
Some know Christ since they were born, other have to go through the, at times, very difficult internal struggle of pondering the big questions of life.
It is this fleeting glimpse of the man that has inspired the most intense curiosity, and myths aplenty have sprung up to fill in the gaps with regards to his identity and life’s story.
By Wesley Hutchins (alias Earl Chatham) Word Count: 2154 Rating: G Summary: An essay describing how the United Kingdom was formed. Great Britain was born on the first of May, 310 years ago. Of course, the ancient kingdoms of England and Scotland had been in existence on the island of Great Britain for nearly... Continue Reading →
By Amanda Pizzolatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word Count: 2418 Rating: PG Summary: A story of the Regency era and troubles for men. Everyone knows that a woman with a large fortune is in need of a man to manage it. Or, in some cases, to use it, if the woman turns out to be a better... Continue Reading →
By Avellina Ballestri Word Count: 3304 Rating: G Summary: Editor in chief Avellina Ballestri dissects the historical context of Professor Snape. One of the first things that struck me about the character of Professor Severus Snape as portrayed by Alan Rickman in the Harry Potter film series was how in sync it tended to be... Continue Reading →
“Oh, da,” he said, with a trembling voice, "Why must I make this terrible choice To leave yourself and the maiden I love, Go fight for James Edward’s right to his glove?
Tennyson guided the reader’s judgment of the cavaliers by the use of “noble” in the last line of the poem in reference to the soldiers. Were the cavaliers stupid for charging into an obvious no-win battle?
By Matthew Hill-Spur, June 3, 2015 Word Count: 3972 Rating: G Summary: A brief biography of General John “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne. The Right Honorable General John Burgoyne, General in the British Army and MP for Preston, is probably most famous for commanding the losing Army at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, during the American... Continue Reading →