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Tuesday 18th August 1846

“Duchess of Kent, mother to the Queen, completed her 60th year yesterday.”


Cunard Talk - About Publishing

I’ve just returned from a cruise on the Cunard liner, Queen Victoria. We embarked in Venice and disembarked near Rome and it was bliss. Whilst on-board I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to give a lecture on my books and how to be published, and it was not only great fun but the attendees asked many questions that I loved being able to answer. 107 more words

Long Live the King!

On this day in 1977, the undisputed king of rock ‘n’ roll was found to have abdicated while yet on the throne. Sad times. But, in the one respect in which monarchy passes the Turing test, it is self-replicating. 656 more words


ON THIS DAY: August 16, 2016

August 16th is

National Airborne Day *

Roller Coaster Day *

Rum Day

Tell a Joke Day



Dominican Republic – Restoration Day… 437 more words


Sarah Forbes Bonetta, an African princess in Victorian England

Few people know that Queen Victoria had a black goddaughter, named Victoria after her patron. The mother of this girl had been under the protection of the queen since arriving in England as a young child. 610 more words

Black London

"We expect more from technology and less from each other"*...

Replace these “wireless telegraphs” with smartphones, update the dress a little, and this vision from a 1906 issue of Punch magazine could easily be for 110 years in the future.

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Indian Independence Act 1947

The Indian Independence Act 1947 was an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that partitioned British India into the two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan. 1,422 more words