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The Death Warrant of King Charles I

Having spent more time in Parliament recently than the Prime Minister, it has been great to spend some time studying one of the treasures of the Parliamentry archive, the Death Warrant of King Charles I. It is a little hard … Continue reading

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Londons newest attraction – the Roman Temple of Mithras

Last week I was very excited to see the Temple of Mithras or the London Mithraeum as it is also known.  I have a vague recollection of almost tripping up over it in 1998 when it was previously shoddily presented … Continue reading

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Secret London: streets beneath streets of London

Originally posted on The Great Wen:
Paul, the librarian at Time Out, first told me about the street beneath Charing Cross Road in around 2005. He promised to show it to me, but never did. Then, last month, I saw…

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Trump Vs Clinton….who cares?

So today, voters in the United States of America go to the polls in their general elections.  A contest between two of the least likable or worthy people I have ever come across, to think that either candidate is the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Hastings and 1066

Today is the 950th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles in history.  Perhaps only the Battle of Manzikert in 1071AD which saw the collapse of the Byzantine Empire and the gradual Turkification of Anatolia can rival it for … Continue reading

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Charles Wells – The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo

Charles “Monte Carlo” Wells was the only son amongst 3 sibling daughters and was born into a respectable family in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire before his family moved to Marseille in France. Charles Wells certainly had an interesting life and not always … Continue reading

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Jo Cox, Brexit & Haters – Oh My!

This is an unusual post, but then it has been an unusual week.  They say that a week is a long time in politics but recently event hours have been a long time in Politics.   I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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