Tag Archives: Churchill

The Battle of Agincourt & Why It Still Matters Today!

Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of countless historical battles one has to remember if you are interested in English or British history.  This one though has gained something of a mythical status.   In … Continue reading

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VE Day Remembered in Photos – This Is Your Victory!

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The 8th May 1945 was V.E. Day or Victory in Europe Day.  As the U.K. is in the midst of remembering and celebrating perhaps the most momentous day in our history,  I thought it would be interesting to post some old … Continue reading

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Churchill – When a picture is worth a thousand words.

Last weekend I had an interesting tour to Chartwell House, the home of wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.  In fact it was something of a family outing as the lovely couple I took there were also Churchills and distantly … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Parliament

On Thursday evening I was kindly invited on a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament by my local MP, Richard Harrington.  Before I write-up a post about the tour itself I thought this would give a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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Operation Mincemeat: One of the biggest hoaxes in history

With the 70th Anniversary of D-Day around the corner I thought that I might write a short series of posts about this historic event.  The first of which might be one which you’re unfamiliar with but in its own way … Continue reading

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