I mentioned some of the different ethnicities that have ruled and influenced Sicily through out its history in an earlier post but it's worth adding a little more as context for this piece, though volumes could be (and have been) written about European royalty during the middle ages. Suffice to say that borders were fluid, … Continue reading Kings, Viceroys… and a Count
To the native Celts it was Caer Urfa. When the Roman's sought to fortify the mouth of the Tyne with a fort, they called it Arbeia ("place of the Arabs"), a name which could have been reapplied in the 19th Century when a Yemeni community was established there. To us it's South Shields. Or just … Continue reading Welcome to McElderry Country?