London 1263 – 2013

Not much turnout for the reenactment of the demonstration against Queen Eleanor in July 1263. Perhaps all the excitement about the soon-to-be newborn at Buckingham Palace has Londoners feeling a bit more charitable about the royal family these days. Interestingly, the one barge that did approach the bridge once I got into position immediately reversed engines and turned back.

New London Bridge, as opposed to the Thames River Bridge in New London, Connecticut
New London Bridge, as opposed to the Thames River Bridge in New London, Connecticut
Barge approaching the bridge
Barge approaching the bridge
Let the contempt commence
Down with the witch! Down with the witch!
Back to Tower wharf for safety
Back to Tower wharf for safety
Richard the Lionheart standing guard at the car park
Richard the Lionheart standing guard at the car park
Admission at Westminster Abbey - Henry had the real business acumen, not Richard of Cornwall
Admission at Westminster Abbey – Henry had the real business acumen, not Richard of Cornwall

2 thoughts on “London 1263 – 2013

  1. Hello – very interesting site. I’m leading a University of 3rd Age short course on Magna Carta locally and will recommend people have a look.

    Also interested to see your theatrical links. I lived in Berlin 1983 – 85 and had several Czech friends – visited Ostrava area in ’85.

    Best wishes

    David

    1. Hi David, thanks for the comments and support. You would not believe Ostrava today compared to ’85, but I guess the same could be said of Berlin, even New York for that matter. Nostalgia is in huge demand around here. My latest play goes back to this time, hope to get a synopsis of it up soon. Best, Darren

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