Country Squire Christmas Competition

Dear Readers, This year Christmas will land barely two months after our launch. Nonetheless, we feel obliged as squires and squiresses to offer you some sort of a Christmas Competition and a must-win prize. So, first to The Prize: it’s 20 litres of  Devon Red Cider from Sandford Orchards in Crediton. “Bags of fruit and a truly satisfying cider bite delivered in a genuinely quaffable and light balanced … Continue reading Country Squire Christmas Competition

10 People You Meet at Hunt Balls

BY ANNA BOWEN   Ball season is upon us so here’s a handy list… Down a shot for every one that you spot!   1 The Little Princess Allowed at the ball as a very special treat. Wears a sparkly dress and throws a tantrum because she’s not given a glass of wine on arrival. Spills profiteroles over said dress. Papa is very concerned about the years … Continue reading 10 People You Meet at Hunt Balls

Stop Hijacking Jesus, Progressives!

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN In a recent interview with Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari (after past indiscretions Scalfari’s reporting is generally not to be trusted), Pope Francis was said to have uttered the following words: “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the Communists who think like Christians.” Whether the Pope said these words or not, his … Continue reading Stop Hijacking Jesus, Progressives!

Thanks, Dear Readers

EDITORIAL When we came up with the idea of Country Squire Magazine, someone asked what the expected audience might be. Someone in the room was cautious and hoped that maybe we could get five hundred users per day. There was someone a bit braver who mentioned one thousand was possible. “Noooo!” shouted a perennial optimist at the back of the room, “we’ll fill a football … Continue reading Thanks, Dear Readers

The Crowd is Dead

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Throughout History power has been shaped by the Crowd. Whether the Bolshevik hordes or Wat Tyler’s Peasants’ Revolt, when the masses marched and massed in sufficient numbers in valuable locations they succeeded in altering the status quo. Often their countrymen would not hear about changes affecting them because of the actions of the Crowd until many days or weeks later; when historic news … Continue reading The Crowd is Dead