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Mary Anne Disraeli: the Woman Behind the Man

Why is a Victorian carriage door prominently displayed on a wall at Hughenden, the country home of Queen Victoria’s friend and Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli? The Prime Minister himself removed it from the carriage and preserved it as a tribute to his wife, Mary Anne. 519 more words

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Whereabouts Unknown

Today I have an unsolved mystery to tell you about. At around 10 pm on January 29th 1753, eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Canning turned up at her mother’s house at Aldermanbury in the City of London. 1,245 more words

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Serendip

Back in September I wrote about Horace Walpole and mentioned that he invented the words ‘gloomth’ and ‘raint’. Today I want to tell you about another word he came up with that is a little more widely used. 878 more words

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Storm Gertrude To Blast Northern Ireland And Scotland Into Friday

By Courtney Spamer – AccuWeather

After a month-long break from named storms, Storm Gertrude will bear down on the United Kingdom into Friday. The worst of the storm will target Northern Ireland and Scotland. 75 more words

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Storm Gertrude To Blast Northern Ireland And Scotland Into Friday

By Courtney Spamer – AccuWeather

After a month-long break from named storms, Storm Gertrude will bear down on the United Kingdom into Friday. The worst of the storm will target Northern Ireland and Scotland. 75 more words

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Unidexter

Today I want to tell you about Samuel Foote. I don’t know when he was born exactly but he was baptised on this day in 1720 in Truro, Cornwall. 1,552 more words

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Gusty Winds And Rainy Spells Target Northern Ireland And Scotland Into This Weekend

By Courtney Spamer – AccuWeather

Storminess will continue this week, as another windstorm aims for Northern Ireland and Scotland.

A storm will cross just north of the British Isles Thursday night and Friday, sending wind and rainy spells to the United Kingdom. 57 more words

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