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Royal Family

Kate Middleton
HISTORY LIVING IN ENGLAND

Royal Birth On Its Way

 With the headlines now reading that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labor, I admit I get all tingly about happy beginnings  – source: Telegraph – It’s not uncommon to hear an English person say ‘Now, I’m not a Royalist but…’ followed by something…

July 22, 2013
George III
HISTORY

From Wigs To Windows

Ever wonder why those 18th-century wigs went out of fashion?  Here’s a good little story… – George III (wikipedia) – The Wig Tax – The fashion in the day for men was horsehair (or goat) wigs, which tended to be scratchy and bug infested…

May 1, 2013
UK History In Film
HISTORY LITERATURE + FILM

UK History In Film

Perfect for a rainy day, why not grab a blanket, a cup of tea warm the fireplace and watch a good film  – Such an easy way to learn a little UK history Just pick your time period  – I’ve complied a list of films…

April 13, 2013
Mulberry tree
England: General HISTORY NATURE + GARDENS

James And The Giant Mulberry

…And nope, not the giant peach * In an effort to become more independent from mainland Europe (and perhaps another source of taxation) King James I wanted to bring the silk industry to England * It’s hard to say if the French deliberately misled King…

November 5, 2012
Ceremony of the Keys in London
England: London FAMILY ACTIVITIES HISTORY

London: Ceremony Of The Keys

Tower Of London – Last weekend we attended the Ceremony Of The Keys, one of the oldest ceremonies in England and definitely the shortest – Lasting only seven minutes, we witnessed the official 9:30pm lock up of this national fortress which holds the Crown…

October 28, 2012
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England: Cotswolds NATURE + GARDENS

A Day At Hidcote Manor Garden

Deprived of taking photos at Prince Charles’s Highgrove, I was itching to photograph a garden Almost any garden would do! – But I decided to trek to Hidcote Manor Gardens, which has sat at the top of my must-see list for years It is one of…

October 6, 2012