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Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare!

Today 23rd April is widely regarded as William Shakespeare’s birthday. Shakespeare is one of the most well known and influential playwrights of our time, yet little is known about his childhood. 532 more words


It was the Best of Times; It was the Worst of Times~April 1859~22nd to 30th

It Was the Best of Times; it Was the Worst of Times

Charles Dickens begins the publication, in serial form, of his Tale of Two Cities. 1,967 more words

Daily History

The Princess Royal's Not So Happy Life

The Princess Royal’s Not So Happy Life

As we watched Kate Middleton marry into the Royal Family, people kept saying things that made the life of a princess seem “ideal,” but we who have studied the Regency Period can name six princesses who knew nothing of the glam and glamour of being named “princess.” The Princess Royal, Charlotte Augusta Matilda, was the oldest of those. 896 more words

British History


BAC TSR.2, Great Wall Hobby 1:144

Full article will be published in one of future Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine issues.


Indyref for Eejits #9: Bumper Bawbag Edition

Jesus of Nazareth.

I made the mistake of tuning into the Morning Call phone-in today, hosted by Kirsty Wark on BBC Radio Scotland. For the first time ever I tried to call in, about twelve times, but it wouldn’t even ring. 558 more words