In the Netherlands, Saint Boniface is among the most popular martyrs. His actual name was Wynfreth, and he was born in 672 and died in the 754 Common Era (CE). Pope Gregory II, who reigned from 715 to 731 CE, was fighting with pagan Germanic states and, eager to convert them, Wynfreth provided Gregory an ideal chance to attain this target, the Christianization of Europe.
After he received the …
So is the Isle of Wight really “the best holiday place in the UK“, or are there better choices for an English break such as Cornwall, Devon, The Lake District, Dorset, Yorkshire, or Slough?
We could settle it with a fight, but alternatively, you could look at our analysis of how the Isle of Wight compares to other UK family vacation destinations in eight areas like beaches, attractions, …
On May 5, the UK began managing a contact tracing mobile application on the Isle of Wight. After over a month, the mobile app has everything but faded from the public talk about the strategy of the government to fight the coronavirus pandemic. As the broader contact tracing system comes into action, we still are unaware of what happened in the pilot – and how it was planned to shape …
If the public has heard of or wants to explore the Isle of Wight, most people recall the Needles. It is the most prominent landmark on the isle, a lineup of rocks running out into the sea from mounting chalk cliffs with at the top, the Needles lighthouse.
The chalk downland of Tennyson Down And West High Down, over these cliffs, is home to some of Britain’s rarest wildlife. Just …
Formerly endowed as a celebration of counterculture in the late 1960s, the award-winning Isle of Wight Festival is famous for kicking off the UK’s summer of significant music events in style. With a mix of legendary music icons and hot up and coming support acts, its lineup never disappoints — and the vast range of rides, refreshments, and other diverse entertainment on offer, keep visitors entertained at all hours! Whether …
Drones Are Bringing Thermal Imaging To Archaeology
The key to any successful archaeological dig is knowing precisely where to look before making the first move for excavation. The better the image of what lies below the surface before digging, the better the chance of starting a project in precisely the right place and getting the best results.
Work with drones and thermal imaging has shown that these UAVs could allow …
The Appeal Of Bonchurch For Newcomers To The Isle of Wight
Settling on the Isle of Wight to create a holiday getaway is nothing knew. The royal family built Osborne House here and in doing so, Victoria started a trend that hasn’t gone away.
The houses up for sale for new residents and second-home owners are often from the same period, if not exciting new builds, but the locations vary …
Lodging And Dining In Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
When choosing a destination on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, it is easy to think of Ventnor as the place to dine and stay as it is the vibrant town with the more noticeable cultural draw.
The truth is that the island has such close links to its food and such an array of places to stay, …
6 Unique Churches To Discover On The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is known for many things – perhaps most notably the magnificent landscape, climate and sailing opportunities – but it is much more than a holiday destination. Islanders have lived, worked and worship ad here for centuries and there is a strong connection to religion.
This has developed significantly over the centuries, and there …