Tag Archives: Death

So you want to have your own duel?

So we now know all about the history of duels thanks to my post earlier this week but what if we want to duel ourselves? There is always some idiot out there who flames you on Twitter, leaves a rude … Continue reading

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Duelling – A Matter Of Honour

It’s hard to imagine a when men would fight for honour almost at the drop of a hat or indeed a white handkerchief but there was a time when this was de rigueuer.   There used to be thousands of … Continue reading

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Aleister Crowley – The Wickedest Man In The World

Whilst writing my blog on Bloomsbury recently and following a day spent exploring every single street that I could happen upon, I became intrigued by a man who was once known as ‘The wickedest man in the world’.  This is … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks… Again! From blogging to the small screen.

I’ve found that blogging has opened no end of doors for me whether it be writing books and articles, my tour company or being invited onto the radio or television however I must admit that I wasn’t expecting what happened … Continue reading

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Remembering My Great Grandad Ernest Heard Who Died 100 Years Ago Today in Amarah, Iraq.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the biggest moments in 20th century history, if not for many people, at least for myself and perhaps a few others.  For on this day, January 25th 1917, my Great Grandad Ernest … Continue reading

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Why has 2016 seen so many celebrity deaths?

It was back in early spring that it was said that 2016 was obviously being written by Game of Thrones writer, George RR Martin.   The number of famous people who have died in 2016 is almost too big to … Continue reading

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The longest ongoing conflicts in the world

It’s that time of year when most websites and blogs do a rather whimsical review of the year with an overly saccharine Christmasy feeling.   That may be all well and good for those of us living in something of … Continue reading

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