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London research trip

I’ve finally got around to writing up my recent (July 29th) trip to London – unfortunately my SD card reader died on me, so I couldn’t get my pictures off my camera. Anyway, here it is, in tweets and photos…

7:10 AM Research trip today – Globe Theatre and maybe Tower of London (again). Camera battery charged this time! We are not at home to Mr Cock-up…

10:35 AM Train to London is v slow – good job I have plenty of podcasts on my iPhone! Now playing: I Should Be Writing (what else?) :)

A nice collection of swords and daggers in the Globe museum (my hero, Maliverny Catlyn, has a rapier very like the ones seen here)
A nice collection of swords and daggers in the Globe museum (my hero, Maliverny Catlyn, has a rapier very like the ones seen here)

1:39 PM No photos inside the Globe today – Paul McGann was rehearsing Euripides…

1:50 PM Just walked from Globe to Tower of London – 20 mins. Thames street not so picturesque nowadays :(

St Thomas' Tower, aka the Ambassador of Vinland's lodgings
St Thomas' Tower, aka the Ambassador of Vinland's lodgings

2:48 PM I
have just stood at the window where the Dudley brothers would have
watched their father’s execution – poignant, but cool too :)

John Dudley's carving in the Beauchamp Tower (in my book, the two blank lines at the bottom are completed by Robert during his second imprisonment)
John Dudley's carving in the Beauchamp Tower (in my book, the two blank lines at the bottom are completed by Robert during his second imprisonment)

3:07 PM Tower of London touristy fish’n’chips surprisingly good – no dinner for me tonight!

3:51 PM It’s not called Tower Hill for nothing! On my way back to King’s Cross – got to get an off-peak train before 4.30!

6:18 PM Home at last! My feet ache and I barely have the energy to type, but it was a productive day. Lots of photos and notes – blogging will occur