Sadly and tragically, Dud left us on 28th January 2016 whilst undergoing emergency heart surgery. However, I (that is Sarah, his wife) have decided to keep the blog (and his memory) alive. I will leave his ‘contents intro’ exactly as he wrote it, but I will update it as I add in new blogs myself.
New posts from Mrs Dud
Travels in Crete 8 – Boat Trips, Churches, Houses & Cemeteries
Let’s Talk About ……
Dr Dud and ‘I am Spartacus’
Dr Dud by Mrs Dud
Original Contents from Dr Dud
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For those of you just picking up the odd post, here is my contents list. If you want to see any post in particular, just click on the the title below, or if you are looking for something specific, click on a likely Categories link on the right.
Kit Carson in the Wild West
Travels in Crete 7: the Greek Epiphany
The Romans and the Space Shuttle
Merry Christmas (and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
Battle of Waterloo
If you go down to the woods today …. (teddy bears)
The Curse of Cowdray House
Dan Snow on the Mary Rose
The Linnean Society
Battle of Agincourt
Alfred Wallace on evolution: credit where due
That Hamilton Woman: Hollywood fact or fiction?
Matinee idols: a role for men – but is it worth it?
A walk from Blackfriars Bridge to London Bridge
The Iliad in print
Buying a Book of Hours 2
Buying a Book of Hours
The Venerable Bede on immigration
The Magna Carta revisited
Travels in Crete 6: keep out the water
Travels in Crete 5: Toplou revisited
Travels in Crete 4: the anniversary
The British Skiing and the Ski Club of Great Britain
Diving the Red Sea
Travels in Crete 3: religious sanctuaries
George Jeffreys: The Hanging Judge
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
My Cousin Ralph (Judge Ralph Garlick)
200 years of Oxford rowing
The Other ‘Great Escape’ (Alcoentre prison)
Outlander – and the Jacobite Rebellion
Alcibiades the Lad
300 [Spartans}: Hollywood fact or fiction?
17th century British Travellers to Crete
Travels in Crete 2: Bramber Tours
Charles I: above the Law?
Stonehenge and the druids
Thomas Edward Booth of the Booth Museum
Juries – a good thing or a bad thing
The Parthenon – then and now
Wolf Hall, Anne Boleyn and all that
Thomas Spratt – antiquarian traveller to Crete
Robert Pashley – antiquarian traveller to Crete
Richard Pococke – antiquarian traveller to Crete
Odd Bods: Eadweard Muybridge
Odd Bods: William Price- the druid who created cremation
Magna Carta … and all that
Middle Temple and Temple Church
Brasenose – an Oxford College
Ye Olde Bramber Castle Inn
Thomas Spratt and the Fellows marbles
Lord Elgin loses his marbles
The Grand Tour
Homer and the Bagpus theory
Gladiator: Hollywood fact or fiction?
Devolopment of Societies with archaeological interests
Glastonbury: fact and fiction?
U-boats: U-671 and U-413 and sinking of HMS Warwick
Tutankhamun: road traffic accident?
Spartacus: Hollywood fact or fiction?
Decipherment of Linear B
E for Excellent class submarines in the Dardanelles
K for Klot class submarines
Ill met by moonlight: Hollywood fact or fiction?
Wild Bill [Hickok]: Hollywood fact or fiction?
Alamo: Hollywood fact or fiction?
Lawrence of Arabia: Hollywood fact or fiction?
The Great Escape: Hollywood fact or fiction?
House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus
Troy: Hollywood fact or fiction?
Mycenae forgotten tombs
Crete: the island that tipped
The Labyrinth of Minos in Crete
Myth and the Minoans
Bronze Age Crete: the Minoans
Travels in Crete: Mochlos
St Mary’s, Bramber
Ghosts of Bramber Castle
St Nicholas’ Church at Bramber Castle
Bramber Castle – architecture and archaeology
Bramber Castle – history