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The Much Maligned Mistress

Today, in North America, it’s Groundhog Day.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, this is the day when a select group of small-town politicians and business people get their 15 minutes of fame by torturing a rodent.  524 more words

A Year of Dance: 1667

In England, the Anglo-Dutch War ended with the Treaty of Breda on 21 July 1667, but not before the Dutch had sailed up the Medway and raided Chatham Dockyard. 640 more words

Baroque Dance

Blood's Game by Angus Donald

Close to poverty, young Holcroft Blood can’t believe his luck when he begins working for the Duke of Buckingham, one of the most powerful men in England. 424 more words


The Red Lion**

One of my top five pubs 

23 Crown Passage,  SW1Y 6PP

Nearest tube: Green Park 0.3 miles

Nearest attraction: Buckingham Palace, 0.4 miles

The hook… 484 more words