When you find a holy lump of old concrete moulded into a statue of a nun, a Saint …… Read More ~ holy, holy, it’s a saintly piece of brocante ~
Do you love a good murder mystery? Always fancied doing jury service? Want to experience Victorian criminal & penal history?
Then visit the ‘Courtroom Experience’, an award winning visitor attraction at the heart of Cornwall.… Read More ~ the courtroom experience or “re-living history where it happened” ~
On May 15, 1946, this man, a lawyer & law professor, was hanged for murder. His name forever stains the roster of those who profess to a greater knowledge of the law in order to facilitate justice and fairness in their communities. Eberhardt Karl Schoengarth (also sometimes presented as Schongarth), born in 1903, was a German… Read More ~ lawyer & law professor who believed in Hitler’s justice ~
On this day in 1793, Louis XVI was beheaded, guillotined. We never really hear about Louis’ trial let alone his lawyers. Who were they? Who were the men who stepped forward to represent Louis as he was “suspended beneath the blade of the law“? Who were the three lawyers who stepped forward to manifest… Read More ~ today 21 January 1793 Louis XVI was executed. Indeed, you need the right Llawyer when you are “suspended beneath the blade of the law” ~
Watching Prince Harry and his Meghan these last few days I thought about his grandmother, the Queen. I thought about the Queen’s father, King George VI and her grandfather King George V. I thought of Britain, the British Empire, the Mother Country and the admiration and devotion we, as young Australians, showed for… Read More In 1921 an Australian school girl waxed poetic about the British Empire “the empire on which the sun never sets”
In a previous life I mentioned this old lady. A lady with a long time-worn attic finish. A rustic patina of pre-use and pre-love. A grand old machine, rustic and decrepit. A grand old beauty. A Remington from the early 1920s. She has seen better days when we had ink ribbons, no spell checkers,… Read More Aged and Infirm Typewriter Riddled with Rustyo-Arthritis
Contemplating putting together a bit of dialogue suitable for a short mock criminal trial presentation set in late 19C South Australia. I want the lawyers’ costumes to be historically accurate. .