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“Nearly as old as the Fire” (Arthur Mumby, 1868)

December 12th –  On this day in 1868, Arthur Mumby wrote evokingly in his diary:

“… I rambled through the old-fashioned streets about Cripplegate; attracted first by the fine massive antique tower of Cripplegate church … .  210 more words

On This Day

Actually, 'Assassin's Creed Victory' Was Teased Back in March

Update #1

Some folks have been reporting the below image is actually an early concept of Arno, it being included in Unity‘s art-book.

Original Story Below… 244 more words


A great historical murder mystery

I just wanted to take a minute to plug a friend’s new book, gang.  If you enjoy historical fiction that’s meticulously researched, and if you love murder mysteries that just pile on more and more and MORE mystery, I really think you will enjoy this book. 193 more words

May 15th - The New Covent Garden Opens


The new building which still forms the nucleus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, but at the time was still the Covent Garden Theatre, reopened after being destroyed by fire two years earlier. 183 more words


On Being Human

Sex sells.
But humans sell too. The smiling face of a baby adorns boxes of disposable nappies. Coca Cola advertisements sell a lifestyle as much as a product. 1,038 more words

19th Century London

March 17th - Dear Liar


Opening today in New York at the Billy Rose Theatre is “Dear Liar” – a play based on the fiercely passionate, yet unconsummated, relationship between Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and English stage actress Mrs Patricia Campbell. 255 more words


May 1st - Junius Brutus Booth


Born today in St Pancras, London is Junius Brutus Booth.

If the name sounds oddly familiar, it could be because he became a popular actor at Drury Lane before emigrating to America in 1821 with a flower girl (abandoning his young wife and son). 129 more words