James Reyes on technology, language and the human experience.

18 Apr 2013

Sit Vis vobiscum

Legend has it that Queen Matilda, the wife of William the Conqueror, commissioned a 230-foot-long tapestry which is a pictorial narrative of the events leading to the Norman conquest of England, culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Known … Continue reading

29 Feb 2012

The evolution of the Union Jack

I recently posted on the antiquity of the Saltire. Continuing in this vexillological vein, I thought I’d post on the history of the Union Flag, the flag of the United Kingdom. In 1606 James VI King of Scots inherited the English crown … Continue reading