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Spectator, 1828: The 'Genuine Briton' and the 'Liberal'


I credit my love of the classics for being able to read this as easily as a modern broadsheet, but if you take it slow I promise it’s very funny. 635 more words

The Situation In Europe

Sir Edward Grey,
British Foreign Secretary
Winston Churchill,
First Lord of the Admiralty

British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey believes that the German Empire wishes to prevent a general European war, and he holds out hope that peace can be preserved through joint Anglo-German diplomatic efforts. 301 more words

Random Facts: The Commonwealth

Glasgow is hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games. What do you know about the Commonwealth? What is the Queen’s role in the Commonwealth?

  • Formed of 53 countries, the Commonwealth is the biggest geographical union, and the only one that spans all livable continents.
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The Situation In Europe

Today, Auguste Boppe replaced Leon Descos as France’s ambassador to Serbia. Regarding the Franco-Russian alliance, a French diplomat in Stockholm declared, “If the situation leads to war for Russia, it will most certainly be war for France also.” The French government has cancelled all leave for French soldiers effective tomorrow, and has ordered the majority of troops in Morocco to return home. 145 more words

Port Said

August, 187-

To my darling Josephine

I look forward with all of my distance-saddened heart to looking upon your face, your flaxen locks, your pearly skin once more. 1,156 more words


The Situation In Central Europe

The Russian Council of Ministers met today to discuss the crisis between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. The Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Krivoshein, a trusted advisor of the Czar, expressed the following points: “Our re-armament program has not been completed. 392 more words

Are the British living in an imaginary empire?

Do we still think of ourselves as an empire? Of course not, most would say. However, while the empire itself declined through the 20th century, imperialist attitudes continue to shape the psyche of the British people. 680 more words