Sunday, 15 May 2016
Other Historical Connections
Prince Rupert of the Rhine, hero of Poul Anderson's A Midsummer Tempest, fought a battle in Lichfield.
St Martin, Martinus in Ys, has a church in Birmingham and had a College in Lancaster.
The historical city of York features in three works by Poul Anderson, in a historical past, an alternative present and a future conscious simulation of an alternative past! Anderson covered every possibility: backwards, forwards and sideways in time, from physical space into cyberspace and also into the supernatural.
On a tourist trail in a town near Caernarfon, we had to find a lion's head on a wall but this was mere decoration, not an esoteric symbol - although there might have been a secret meeting of Hindus, Mithraists or Narnians...