Category Archives: history

Posts predominantly history related.

Quotable Tennyson

Last week I posted on the birthday of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  It is little known but this Poet Laureate is actually the ninth most quoted literary figure.   Whilst not in the same league as Shakespeare  or perhaps as entertaining … Continue reading

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Remembering Alfred, Lord Tennyson on bis birthday

This morning as I write this, or yesterday when this is posted, I was giving an all day tour to a family from New York and we went inside the incredible Westminster Abbey.  As we were there 15 minutes before … Continue reading

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Remembering a local disaster – The 75th anniversary of the Sandringham Road V1 attack, Watford.

To commemorate the 75th year anniversary of the 37 people killed in Sandringham Road by a German bomb during World War Two, Watford Borough Council is hosting a service of remembrance at North Watford Cemetery for those who died in … Continue reading

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The West Brompton Time Machine in the heart of London

You can find most things in London but it might not be your first guess as to be the location of what is currently thought to be the most likely candidate for a Time-Machine in the world, if such a … Continue reading

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Brompton Cemetery – Part of The Magnificent Seven

I always love visiting Brompton Cemetery which doubles up as a Royal Park.  There is so much to see with the architecture, gothic style tombs and just a vast array of wildlife in this huge open space in the middle … Continue reading

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The Strasbourg Dancing Plague of 1518

We’re fast approaching mid-summer and in the UK the next few months are marked in amongst other ways, masses of music and folk festivals with the most famous of which being Glastonbury. Well before the hundreds of thousands spent their … Continue reading

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The Shortest War in History

No body wants a war, at least not many right-minded people.  If there has to be a war then it is best for all involved if it is as short and painless as possible.  History is full of lengthy, bloody … Continue reading

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