Today is World Book Day, founded by UNESCO, but celebrated in the U.K. in March. Ironic if you watched yesterday’s video, The History of English :-) And, being a writer who blogs five days a week about Reading, Writing, and Publishing, World...―
I’m a writer—I love English. My favorite word is “word”. There’s a special page on this blog, with a series of posts, called * What Are Words ? I also hang out with folks from many other countries and they speak ...―
This wouldn't be considered a history blog if there isn't a post about King Henry VIII! Hence, I shall make a short write up about Henry VIII and each of Henry's wives. I will write a more detailed one about them later in separate posts. ∙ ...―
So now we know: the skeleton found under a municipal car park at the end of last summer really is the long lost King Richard III. I certainly share the excitement of the archaeological team from the University of Leicester: this is indeed one of ...―
I recently watched on BBC iPlayer the third part of Simon Schama’s interesting documentary on the history of Britain, though this particular instalment was entirely devoted to English affairs. Specifically it focused on the turbulent relationship...―
Contrasting opinions: Hero or Villain?Rich in its History of Royal Families, England has been well known for its Monarchs. If you're ever wondering if there's a point of time whereby England had not had a King, then yes, that once happened. There ...―
Lady Hamilton and Lord Horatio NelsonAlmost everybody knows who Lord Horatio Nelson is: he won the Battle of Trafalgar; he lost an arm and an eye; and he said "kiss me Hardy" moments before his death. There is even a famous memorial of him in the...―
How are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle…and buried under council car parks. This, according to recent speculation, was the fate of Richard III, England’s last Plantagenet king, killed at the Battle of Bosworth in August, 1485. Now...―
Last year the communities of northern France celebrated eleven hundred years of history with a Happy Birthday Normandie bash www.happybirthdaynormandie.com Those who joined in were urged to "feel free to awaken your sleeping Viking spirit." The...―
BBC Four devoted an hour recently to one core question – Roundhead or Cavalier: Which One Are You? These are the two parties, of course, who slugged it out in the English Civil War of the seventeenth century. ∙ The question is not as...―
Do you have a British coin in your purse or pocket? If so take it out and have a look at the abbreviations around the Queen’s head. Just before the date you will see the letters FD. It’s a Latin abbreviation for Fidei defensor in the male and...―
Who would have thought a meal can be made out of a simple baked potato then topped with a ...
For the most part, I enjoy clean, healthy eating. I try to stay away from frozen foods and ...
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