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Have you seen The Tower?

When you think of a Tower does The Shard spring to mind? Maybe the story of Rapunzel and her extraordinary long hair. Then again how about The Tower of London… 413 more words

Elizabeth: the Golden Age: Nobody Expects the Spanish Armada!

Well, expect actually everyone. Contrary to a line in Elizabeth: the Golden Age (2007, dir. Shekhar Kepur), the preparations for the Spanish Armada were well-known across much of Europe, and the timing of the invasion was actually a subject of considerable public debate. 1,428 more words


The Words Of King Zuckerberg's Reign

With technology rapidly advancing, the question oftentimes heard in business and on social media is this:  Is that even a word?  While many new words are added to the… 930 more words

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age: There's Something about Mary (Stuart, That Is)

In 2007, Shekhar Kapur returned to the life of Queen Elizabeth I, making Elizabeth: the Golden Age as a sequel Elizabeth (1998, dir. Shekhar Kapur). The film brought back Cate Blanchett in the title role and Geoffrey Rush as her loyal spymaster Francis Walsingham, and added Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh. 1,755 more words



I had a wonderful afternoon in Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross last weekend with my friends, and I bought two books. One of them was by the Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata (which I haven’t read yet); the other was by a writer called La JohnJoseph, and… well, let’s just say that when my Dad came over, I stopped him from reading the blurb. 106 more words