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The saucy consequences of a naval battle

Yesterday, I treated my family to one of my favourite summer dishes – salt-fried prawns with aioli. I make the aioli myself, and what is not consumed with the prawns is eaten with chunks of bread, dipped in this delicious Spanish sauce that tastes of garlic and oregano. 1,456 more words

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The saucy consequences of a naval battle

Yesterday, I treated my family to one of my favourite summer dishes – salt-fried prawns with aioli. I make the aioli myself, and what is not consumed with the prawns is eaten with chunks of bread, dipped in this delicious Spanish sauce that tastes of garlic and oregano. 1,456 more words

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Why the first world war wasn't really

The world—or, at least, those parts of it that participated in the original events—has recently taken great interest in the first world war. Its almost casual beginning, between June 28th 1914, when the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a Bosnian nationalist and the first days of August, when Germany declared war on Russia and France, drawing in their ally Britain, has fascinated historians, while the horrors that followed have fascinated everyone, though in a rather different way. 104 more words

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The Meeting Place by Janette Oke & T. Davis Bunn

This story takes place in Acadia in the months surrounding the Acadian Expulsion – the forced displacement of the French settlers by the British. It is the tale of two women, Catherine is British and Louise is French, who meet in a meadow while gathering flowers for their weddings. 358 more words

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Today in 1762, the British laid siege to Havana

Today in 1762, the British laid siege to Havana, the capital of Spanish Cuba.

With the outbreak of the Anglo-Spanish War in January 1762 as part of the Seven Years’ War, a British fleet of 7 warships and 68 transports sailed from England for Havana, with reinforcements along the way, increasing it to almost 50 warships and 160 transports, with almost 13 000 soldiers and 17 000 sailors. 86 more words

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