The Pickering Post
Tuesday, 21st February 2017

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


What was England’s capital city prior to the 12th century .......... ?



What word describes the act of yawning and stretching after, or before, sleeping ............. ?

If “vanguard” is toward the front, what is “vanward”?

What word describes an agreement between competing firms to control prices or exclude entry of a new competitor into the market?


England finally arrived after centuries of turmoil, blood, guts, outstanding leadership, betrayal, famine, plenty, plagues, warfare, trade, alliances, civil strife, migration, genocide, religious fundamentalism, etc, etc,etc. It’s a long and fascinating story, that fills a library with books on this subject alone. Countless thousands have spent their lives studying the matter and continue to do so. Winston Churchill was awarded a Nobel Prize in part for his four volume “History of the English Speaking Peoples” so for anyone to try and encapsulate the process in a few paragraphs is either a work of genius or, more likely, impossible.

How long ago did humans re-populate the area we know today as England?

Winchester in Wessex