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Princess Victoria Mary, 1901.

Princess Victoria Mary, Duchess of Cornwall and York, in Ottawa, 1901.

The Grandmother of Queen Elizabeth the second.


History of the World According to the Movies: Part 27 - The British Scramble for Africa

When it comes to movies based in the British Empire, Africa is always one of the more popular locations for some reason. Be it maybe that it’s continent of hostile tribes and creatures, a place of many famous wars, or what have you. 3,275 more words


On this day: The RMS Titanic leaves port

We all know what happened to the RMS Titanic. It left port at Southampton on Wednesday the 10th of April, 1912 and hit an iceberg at 11:40pm on the 14th, sinking two hours and forty minutes later.  68 more words


Vikings: hearts of darkness?

Tom Williams, Exhibition Project Curator, British Museum

The tidal current runs to and fro […] crowded with memories of men and ships it had borne to the rest of home or to the battles of the sea.

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'Kitna Hai Badnaseeb Zafar' - Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775-1862)

How wretched is your fate, Zafar!
That for your final berth
You couldn’t get in your beloved’s land
Two meagre yards of earth
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