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New Releases

Another new batch of books are available to borrow from the iCentre.

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 – Antony Beevor

Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth century’s most significant battles, Antony Beevor is one of the best known and respected military historians writing today.

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Library

Civil War and Commonwealth

May 19th – According to Peter de Loriol’s endlessly fascinating “The London Book of Days”, on this day in 1649,  at what was effectively the end of the Civil War, “the Rump Parliament passed an Act … which created all people of the realm and territories of England a Commonwealth and Free State where Parliament would constitute the officers and ministers of the people without any kings or lords”. 124 more words

On This Day

After Little Gidding

Today, in the quiet countryside of Cambridgshire near Huntingdon I visited the small chapel in the hamlet of Little Gidding.  The chapel is situated next to a retreat house, where I had a cup of tea on the bench watching the green trees and fields, the play of light, the blossom falling and the sound of gathering sheep!   209 more words

Literature

Who Proofed this Wicked Thing?

Why is it so easy to see problems with another author’s work? Their run-on sentences leap off the page. A misused word screams at me, … 502 more words

David P. Cantrell

On this day in 1578 - William Harvey was born

William Harvey was born on 1st April 1578 in Folkestone to Thomas Harvey.

Harvey’s educational life began in Folkestone before studying at Canterbury and then Cambridge. 285 more words

Tudor Chronicles

HISTORIC REFUSAL

On March 31st, 1657, the English Parliament offered the crown of England to Oliver Cromwell, the man who had beheaded its previous owner, King Charles I. 27 more words

HISTORY HAPPENINGS

Gobbets of the week! #6

Here are links to our 10 favourite gobbets of London history this week:

1. A lovely short video about Magna Carta, narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. 91 more words

History