Tag Archives: Parliament

The original 9 principles of the police

There had been many attempts at upholding law and order over the centuries.  Groups of  Night Watchmen and organisations such as the Bow Street Runners came and went, doing the best they could  but the concept of a professional police did … Continue reading

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The day we rioted as the government stole 11 days of our lives!

If you think moving the clock an hour in October is a tedious, weird thing to do that only cheats you of an hour of precious useful daylight in the evening then do spare a thought for our forebears who … Continue reading

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The Divine Right of Kings and the Execution of King Charles I

Ever since I wrote the post Thomas Harrison – Executed whilst cheerful! who was hung drawn and quartered, I have been thinking about the tulmultuous events leading up to the execution of King Charles I. Regicide as it is known, is very … Continue reading

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William Lenthall -The man who risked his life to uphold democracy and defy the King.

Not many people are familiar with William Lenthall but if history were fair then we all would be.  For William Lenthall was once the Speaker of the House of Commons and by his actions changed the course of the world … Continue reading

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Spencer Perceval – The only British Prime Minister to be killed in office

It is said that the more things change, the more they say the same.  This is perhaps never more true than in May 1812. Britain was in turmoil. Social and political unrest spread had spread across the country, as old … Continue reading

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Westminster Terror Attack

A terrorist attack has taken place in London, England near the Houses of Parliament and Westminster bridge. Several people have been injured.  At least four fatalities and 20 catastrophic injuries. Just a quick update as I have had a few … Continue reading

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The Queen – Her powers, perks and privileges.

It seems likely that September 9th will see Queen Elizabeth II surpass the achievement of her Great Grandmother, Queen Victoria, and become the longest ever serving monarch in British history.   Whilst the role of the monarch has long since … Continue reading

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