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St. Eustace in Canterbury Cathedral

Among the many treasures at Canterbury Cathedral, one of my favorites on my visit this week  was this large large wall painting, done in about 1480. 341 more words

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Hostess with the Mostest

Back in October, I wrote about Lillie Langtry who was once the mistress of the Prince of Wales. Today I want to tell you about another of his mistresses, Alice Keppel, who was born Alice Frederica Edmonstone on April 29th 1868 in Strathblane, Scotland. 793 more words

British And Brilliant

Hell Fire

Ever since I wrote about the Calves Head Club back in January, I’ve been hoping to find a day when I could squeeze in a post about Hell Fire clubs. 1,344 more words

British And Brilliant

Things Could Be Better

Today is the birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft who was born on this day in 1759 in Spitalfields, London. She was an English writer, philosopher and advocate of women’s rights. 1,311 more words

British And Brilliant

Things I have learnt about British people through travelling

When travelling you meet people of different nationalities and ways of life and you start to notice the difference between yourself and other cultures. However, not only that you realise the similarities you and the people of your country of origin have. 860 more words

You Don't Know Me

William Shakespeare was baptised on this day in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. We don’t know what day he was born. Although tradition says he was born on April 23rd, there is no evidence. 995 more words

British And Brilliant

LONDON day 1

Victoria Station

Victoria Station streets

Wicked… in a theater near you

London Glass

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Double decker

Church near our hostel

Lunch

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British Isles