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December 14 in history

557 – Constantinople was severely damaged by an earthquake.

835 – Sweet Dew Incident: Emperor Wenzong of the Tang Dynasty conspired to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled. 495 more words


'The King's Speech' (2010) - Through a Brit's eyes: Things You Should Know

Introduction - I remember watching the film ‘The Kings Speech’ in the cinema in 2010 and I remember how much I loved it. To me it was easy enough to understand and I understood it all. 2,362 more words

Stammering through 'The King's Speech'

As far as problems go, not being able to speak without a stutter is a pretty embarrassing one. Especially if you’re King George VI (Colin Firth); radio speeches are pretty routine for rulers, after all (even for figureheads). 413 more words