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On This Day: August 14th

On the 14th of August 1947 Pakistan gained independence from the British Empire. Pakistan then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, or the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire. 88 more words


Uncovering the brutal truth about the British Empire - theguardian International


The Harvard historian Caroline Elkins stirred controversy with her work on the crushing of the Mau Mau uprising. But it laid the ground for a legal case that has transformed our view of Britain’s past | by Marc Parry… 212 more words


Why Britain is the greatest country to have ever existed.

Politician: Stephen Gardner

In the spirit of the Rio Olympic games in which Great Britain is currently 2nd in the Olympic table (go team GB!),  I thought it would be nice to write an article about why Britain truly is the greatest country ever to have existed, how it has influenced the world more than any other country in history and why we, as British citizens should be immensely proud of our heritage. 963 more words


19th Century Nature

Marshall’s Falls Richmond River in Australia. Circa 1880s.



Happy 70th Independence Day, India

India is merely a geographical expression. It is no more a single country than the equator.
-Winston Churchill

Despite Churchill’s pronouncement, independent India is seventy years old, while her old rulers struggle to hold onto their not so united kingdom.

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391 people in Britain died of malnutrition last year

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,521

Saturday 13 August 2016.

Dear Mrs May,

Figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal that there were 746 hospital admissions and 391 deaths from malnutrition in 2015, a rise of 27% from 9 years ago. 626 more words

Keith Lindsay-Cameron

On This Day: August 9th

On August 9th 1902 Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark were crowned as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. 27 more words