“No freemen shall be taken or imprisoned or destroyed except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.”
Magna Carta, a charter of rights, was agreed to by King John on this day, 1215. Over time, it became a symbol of the rights held by all English people, and became a model to be expanded upon by free people everywhere.
a clear jewel on a leafpoint,
the river begins!
A Message from Arizona
It’s been in the news. I’m posting it here for your review.
It carries that “don’t tread on me” vibe doesn’t it?
Mystery Aircraft – Identified
This photo started out to be a mystery aircraft for you to identify, but it’s a trick question, really. It’s a Coast Guard SOC-4 at US Coast Guard Station, Brooklyn, 1938-1940. The aircraft was transferred to the US Navy in 1942 and redesignated as an SOC-3A. Both answers would be correct.
This painting by Simon Pasini elegantly tells a story. It’s not a unique story, but I find it very engaging.