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We all know what to do with a drunken sailor, but what to do with a drunken sailor turned BBC correspondent?

We all know what to do with a drunken sailor, but what to do with a drunken sailor turned BBC correspondent? If the example of a certain Thomas Woodrooffe is anything to go by; let them ramble across the airwaves for a while, then pull the plug! 320 more words

Timology

King in Waiting

The Duke and Duchess of York, with their daughters the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, along with their dogs, in June 1936, on the grounds of Windsor Castle. 26 more words

Colourised

Aragorn or Sauron, Who is Lord of the Palantir?

The day after the Grey Company overtake Théoden and his escort and deliver their messages to Aragorn, he emerges from a chamber in the Hornburg with Halbarad, the sons of Elrond, and Legolas and Gimli. 703 more words

J.R.R Tolkien

The King's Speech (film 2010)

Identitas Film

Censor rating: R
Duration: 118 minutes
Language: English
Release date: December 25, 2010
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
IMDb rating… 787 more words

History

Trials & Tribulations: The King’s Speech

SEPT / OCT 2012: BY LIANNE M. BERNARDO

The British monarchy has its share of personalities. Some monarchs raised their throne to unprecedented power; others took it too far. 903 more words

Film

If it's not baroque...

As a recent convert to the adult-colouring-book craze, I can absolutely understand an appreciation for the fine arts*. In all seriousness though, I get the appeal of a first date spent visiting an art gallery or museum. 392 more words

“Cast a cold eye on life, on death...” (5)

An occasional series of vignettes of the past, drawn from the archives I use.

Among the archives of the Middlesex County Council is this letter from the painter Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970), well known, amongst other things, for her fascination with the circus, and for her work as a war artist: 322 more words