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How the Bulldog Got His Scowl

The iconic photograph of Winston Churchill, with his famous bulldog scowl, appeared on the cover of “Life Magazine” in 1945, toward the end of World War II.   396 more words

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Boudicca, the Celtic Queen That Unleashed Fury on the Romans | Soren Dreier

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Soren Dreier

Author: Ancient Origins


“We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! 199 more words

The Bulldog and the Marmalade Cat

When the family of Sir Winston Churchill left the family’s country estate, Chartwell, in the care of England’s National Trust organization in 1966, there was an important condition:  there must always be a marmalade cat with a white bib and four white socks, and the cat’s name must always be Jock. 271 more words

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5 Things to Know About the Isle of Man

At the heart of the British Isles, surrounded by Ireland and the United Kingdom, lies the Isle of Man.  A dependency of the British Crown, the island is not part of the UK or the European Union, and has its own unique story.  434 more words


Trip of a Lifetime: Windsor Castle

I just returned from a two-week vacation to the British Isles. It was incredible and a dream come true. I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for the opportunity to visit so many breathtaking and gorgeous historical places. 106 more words


British Summers 1910-2013

Having done a little more work on my Anomaly Charts application that grabs and displays climate anomaly charts from the UKMO site, I though I would post a screen shot just to show you how effective it can be when looking back down through the years. 56 more words


On top of Wales

My last week in Wales, I climbed to the top of Mt. Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, with a group of German girls who were also studying abroad at Bangor. 403 more words