Category Archives: history

Posts predominantly history related.

All about driverless cars!

Today (or yesterday when you read this), I was taking a walk outside Parliament and I had the opportunity to jump in a driverless car!  More about that later but it made me think of how in just a few years, … Continue reading

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Photos of Edinburgh

This week I’ve been away from my usual haunts in London and leading a 10 day tour around Scotland. Naturally the place to start of at is the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Like many other great cities, Edinburgh takes great … Continue reading

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Trooping The Colour

This saturday sees the annual national event known as Trooping The Colour and is the centrepiece for the official birthday celebrations of The Queen and will see The Mall, royal parks and Horseguards Parade backed with Union Jack waving crowds … Continue reading

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A Death Warrant from King Henry VIII

The little tat that King Henry VIII is one of the most famous arguments in history, it not only pitted one of the most powerful men of all time the representative of God on Earth, or the Pope but it … Continue reading

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2,000 years on Bath Abbey is set to use the famous hot water that the Romans did!

Long before the Romans, it was the ancient Celts who lived across the British Isles who first noticed the hot waters spewing forth from deep beneath the the surface of the Earth,  In fact, they used to pray there.  When … Continue reading

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Is the Queen descended from the Prophet Muhammad?

It is said that most of us have hundreds or thousands of living relations, if only we knew who they were.  On one line of my family tree I have found to be descended from such people such as the … Continue reading

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London VE Day Photos from 8th May 1945

Today is VE Day and I wasn’t going to post anything in particular but a quick search came across countless incredible photos and so I thought, why not! VE Day is a public holiday in several European countries such as … Continue reading

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