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The Prince who Walked with Lions

This book by Elizabeth Laird may be aimed at children but it is worth adults picking it up to gain a fictional insight into a piece of British Empire history.   206 more words


The Continental Toehold Dilemma

“The heart of the English Empire in the seventeenth-century Americas was Barbados,” according to Justin Roberts in his recent William and Mary Quarterly article.[1] 752 more words


Today in South Asian history: the Siege of Delhi ends (1857)

The 1857 Siege of Delhi is interesting in that it serves as both a pivotal battle and a pivotal marker in world history. Or at least it seems that way to me. 1,704 more words


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The Ruth and Seretse Khama story was told comprehensively in this book by Susan Williams.  The sub-title ‘The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation’ points to the happy ending but the book details the lengths the British went to to avoid embarrassment over an African Prince marrying a white British woman. 290 more words


A Marriage of Inconvenience

I read this book and saw the associated television documentary when they were released in the 90s.  I had not previously heard the story of Ruth and Seretse Khama until I saw the two part television documentary.   353 more words


Travelling to the UK? 6 useful (and strange) facts before your trip

Planning on travelling to the United Kingdom in the near future? Then it’s best you learnt now that our country is an odd one. Here are 6 strange and useful facts to have in mind before you travel. 526 more words

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Day 39, No. 39. Clement Attlee

HAIRCUT 100: Day 39, No. 39. The Right Honourable Clement Attlee MP (1883-1967), leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955, Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951, father of the modern Welfare State. 388 more words

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