General Wolfe window at St. Alfege Church, Greenwich (Courtesy of St. Alfege)

Rare chance to see General James Wolfe’s family vault in Greenwich

St. Alfege Church in Greenwich is offering to show visitors the church crypt, which holds General James Wolfe’s family vault, on Easter Saturday the 15th of April 2017 between 10 am and 5 pm. This is a rare chance to visit the crypt of the historic church. (I emphasized Saturday on purpose.) Details are below. I wouldn’t Continue reading


H4 Marine Chronometer, the clock that changed the world of navigation. Courtesy David Brossard, CC Att SA Gen 2.0 license

Admiral Nelson and the man whose chronometer changed the world

On Horatio Nelson’s first trip to London he may very well have met the man who invented a clock, better called a marine chronometer, that changed navigation forever. Did they meet? I’ll set it out and you decide. Why Nelson came to London at age 12 Horatio Nelson was born in Norfolk on September 29, Continue reading