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The Black and White (and Gray) Truth of Victorian Teeth: a Steampunk Perspective

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,

And spotted the dangers beneath

All the toffees I chewed,

And the sweet sticky food.

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was born on this day in 1819(-1901).

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Gobbets of the week #12! 

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we saw this week:

1. Sir John Soane’s private apartments: obsessive, eccentric brilliance. … 122 more words


May 24 in history

15 BC  Germanicus Julius Caesar, Roman commander, was born (d. 19).

1218 The Fifth Crusade left Acre for Egypt.

1276  Magnus Ladulås was crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral. 824 more words


Conrad Black: Why we honour Queen Victoria

Tomorrow is the 195th birthday of Her Imperial Britannic Majesty Victoria, Queen and Empress, which we celebrated with the holiday last Monday. All my youth, with the fireworks displays, it was one of my favourite holidays. 1,234 more words

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A Whale of a Time! (Part 2)


it was October 31st and the time had come for us to hit the road… Big City Plans awaited us!

  It was a great day celebrating my dad’s birthday in the big city!   242 more words

The Queen's Birthday

The twenty-fourth of May/The Queen’s birthday/If we don’t get a holiday/We’ll all run away!”

Two days from now is the actual day. The Queen’s birthday. Queen Victoria that is. 431 more words

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