Elizabethan London

Elizabethan London
Tyburn was an infamous execution spot west of London, used since medieval times. The Tyburn "tree" - a unique, multi-person gallows - erected in 1571 became a popular public spectacle, drawing crowds of thousands.Tyburn Tree blog is less blood-thirsty but hopefully topical, interesting and informative, if slightly bent to my personal topics of interest - books, writing, history, technology, with a smattering of politics and dash of pop culture, science and the downright strange. So "take a ride to Tyburn" and see what happens...

Friday, October 19, 2018

Some Pre-Launch News...

Ok. Little announcement for you.

I'm launching Thieves' Castle via an @Indiegogo campaign in several weeks!

Did a lot of thinking, took a few deep breaths (& a shot of tequila). I'm heading down the self-publishing route once more...

Here is the "pre-launch" page with a little more info about the book and how you can support the crowd-funding campaign.


Wish me luck!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just a quick update:

You can now hear The Jesuit Letter, brilliantly narrated by James Young, in all its swashbuckling, Elizabethan, back-alley, ale-soaked glory, on #Audible, #Amazon & #Apple iTunes!

Yes, now it's on iTunes as well!

Damn. I'm kind of letting that sink in for a moment. I now have an audiobook on iTunes. Who would have thought?

Go have a listen!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cat Claims

My beta reader copies of #ThievesCastle, my second book, have arrived!

One day perhaps, I can reclaim them from the cat.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

London - Part 2

 More photos of my recent trek through London...

St. Paul's Cathedral

Interior Dome, St. Paul's, looking up.

Looking down through the occulus, from the opposite end, St. Pauls

St. Paul's view

St. Paul's view

St. Paul's view, Paternoster Square

Panorama, St. Paul's

The Globe Theatre & The Thames

Panorama, the Thames form St. Paul's

The voracious pigeons of St. Paul's

Last look...

No matter how hard I tried, couldn't get a decent shot of Big Ben


View from the bus

The Kraken of Buckingham Palace


The Lions of Traflager

The ravens of the Tower say hello

Tower Zoo

Entering the Tower

Tower of London

The Tower Bridge

The White Tower

More zoo...

Traitor's Gate, Tower of London

The Jewel Tower

View of the Rookery

Armory, in the White Tower

Chapel, White Tower

Prisoners graffiti

The Tower, from the Thames

Tower Bridge

Cutty Sark


The Shard

London Bridge, from below


Hoist 'em

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