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Today is the birthday of Alfred Daniel Wintle, who was born Mariopoul, South Russia in 1897. He was the son of an English diplomat and a soldier during the First and Second World Wars. 968 more words

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Getting Away With Murder

Today’s post is about an unusual court case, and it starts with a murder that happened on this day in 1749 in Braemar, a remote area of Aberdeenshire. 556 more words

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Jennifer goes to York and Windsor

The last two stops on my trip were York and Windsor.

York is a historic medieval city. In fact, it was one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire. 368 more words

Flying Duchess

Today is the birthday of Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford. She was born Mary Du Caurroy Tribe in Stockbridge, Hampshire in 1865. She grew up in England but at sixteen moved to Lahore in India where her father was an Archdeacon. 677 more words

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Man Who Knew Too Much

Today I am celebrating the life of Richard Porson, an amazingly talented classical scholar and insatiable drinker. He was born in 1759 and died on this day in 1808. 873 more words

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Full Stop

St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

Once known as the “Grey Rock in The Wood”, a truly¬†spectacularly beautiful place