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The King’s Speech (2010)

Royal history is not my strong suit.  I remember some of the big names – Elizabeth I and II, Victoria, some Henrys and Georges and what-not thrown in for good measure – but the order is a bit mixed up.  513 more words

Best Pictures

December 14 in history

557 – Constantinople was severely damaged by an earthquake.

835 – Sweet Dew Incident: Emperor Wenzong of the Tang Dynasty conspired to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled. 519 more words

History

Olympic Oarsman James Crowden Dies

3 October 2016

James Crowden, former High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely and Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, passed away on 24 September, at the age of 88. 925 more words

Myopic Memoirs

Me and the Chronological Perspective

I said in an earlier posting that I thought it would add a dimension to these ramblings if I included a cross reference to events that were occurring elsewhere in the world. 248 more words

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

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