JOHN PRICE 

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This page lists a series of sites which I have created. I would greatly appreciate any comments.

 

 

ARCHIE HILL

Archie Hill (born May 1928 – 1986) was a writer, broadcaster and photographer who came from the English Black Country, a region which provided the central theme for his work. This website presents a collection of material by and about Hill covering fiction, non-fiction, broadcasting, dramatisations and photo-journalism.

 

 

 

THE GUILD OF ST JOSEPH AND ST DOMINIC

 

This site sets out the story of a group of talented artists and craftsmen who establish a community in 1920, with the motto 'Men rich in virtue studying beautifulness living in peace in their houses'. The Guild, which was based on religious principles and sought to recreate an idealised medieval lifestyle, survived until 1989.

 

 

 

PERCY SHAKESPEARE

Site about an underappreciated artist from Dudley.

 

 

 

 

THE ST KENELM'S WALKS

 

A guide to two long distance walks across Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, linking the two places most connected with the life of the ninth century Mercian Saint. Details provided include interactive maps and a history of the Kenelm legend. 

 

 

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CRICKET

A site I have just begun which explores the history of  cricket prior to 1800.

 

 

 

THE ESCAPE OF KING CHARLES II

Resources connected with The Monarch's Way, a 625 mile walk based on  the escape of King Charles II after the battle of Worcester, 1651.

 

 

 

THE SLAV EPIC

 

Alphonse Mucha (1860 - 1939) achieved international fame as a master of Art Nouveau, the decorative style of sensuous and opulent decoration that captured the fin-de-siècle world. This site looks at the Slav Epic series which he completed late in his career and considered his masterpiece. It received an ambivalent critical response and remains largely unknown in the modern world. 

 

 

TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER