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Searching for Dinosaurs

London is a big city with so much to see and do. But after you’ve been to Buckingham Palace, soared over the city on the London Eye, and stuffed your face at a Sunday Roast, what’s next? 200 more words


Slough to Paddington STILL Takes 20 Minutes

June 13, 1842

Queen Victoria took her first train ride. Victoria, whose reign as British monarch lasted 63 years altogether, was also the first in that royal lineage to ride a train. 431 more words


Queen Victoria's Parentage

Victoria (1819-1901), full name Alexandrina Victoria, was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Empire from 1837 until her death, and the first Empress of India from 1877 (or 1876, depending on how you count it) until her death.  1,090 more words

One Way

On Sunday, May 27th, at 8:34 a.m., I was remembering all that we read about the discovery of Lake Louise by the first settlers, and the small hamlet named for this nearby lake.  230 more words


Scotland's Castle Series

Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Castle was built-in the 1350’s by William Douglas, one of the most powerful men in Scotland, in 1354 William had gained all his father’s land as well as those of his uncle “Good Sir James of Douglas” a great ally of Robert the Bruce. 298 more words

Some English Monarchs - Part the Second

Elizabeth 1 (1558 – 1603)
Last of the Tudor monarchs and known as The Virgin Queen due to her being an ancestor of Richard Branson. She succeeded her half-sister, … 458 more words


10 February 1897

By early 1897 Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee was fast approaching. Across Canada, communities and governments were trying to decide on how best to mark this historic event. 2,019 more words