Called by Sam Houston at its founding "the most unfortunate site upon Earth for the seat of government", the infant community struggled for three decades against political enemies and competing towns before winning recognition as the permanent capital. The founding of the University of Texas turned the seat of politics into the seat of education, but Austin's 19th-century dreams of becoming a river port and a factory town came to naught.
Welcome to the romantic and mysterious world of Royston Cave, England. Filled with Templar symbolism and folklore. What was it for? Who created it and why? The Templars are well-known to have been the catalyst for many of the great mysteries such as the Holy Grail and King Arthur. But what is the truth? Sylvia Beamon is the world leading expert on this enigmatic cave andshe tells all.What is the Book of Enoch? When was it written?
"Awful, horrible, dreadful !!"
Accompanying a major BBC1 series presented by David Dimbleby, and an exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country, from the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations.