A wedding photo of the former King Edward VIII and divorcée Mrs Wallis Simpson, now the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, on the 3rd of June 1937. 34 more words
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Never before have we seen such a blatant act of congressional irresponsibility.
After 48 or so “hearings” that wantonly consumed the time of expert resource persons, stakeholders and ordinary citizens, the ad hoc committee on the BBL simply trashed all inputs and all insights gathered, railroading the “Palace version” of the bill past the committee level. 881 more words
First published in July 2012.
Abdication is the first work of fiction by historian Juliet Nicolson. The novel is set in a turbulent time, in which Edward VIII has been crowned as the new king of England after the death of his predecessor George V. 629 more words
As the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approaches this June, it would be a good time to revisit Sharpe’s Revenge: the penultimate novel that sets the stage for British rifleman Richard Sharpe’s final years as a soldier and officer during the Napoleonic Wars. 622 more words