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The English Way (1)

Elections are not very far and I may say that analyzing the Italian political situation, the name of the party that is very likely to win will be: “precariousness and confusion”.  699 more words

History And Society

Rebellion, Ye Olde 17th- century Style!

Have you ever read a book and found that it was written so well so that by the time you’ve finished the last page, you feel like you’ve actually gotten a really good grasp on the otherwise complex subject matter?  1,275 more words

On being educated about the life and times of Oliver Cromwell - in the very same building where he went to school

I do love a museum – and the quirkier, the better. The Oliver Cromwell Museum, in Huntingdon, has what I think of the best of both worlds – it’s hugely informative, and you learn a lot while you’re in there, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously and is aimed at children as much as it is at adults. 1,073 more words


Wharton's - My Ancient Ancestors

Often when I’m researching family history, regardless of the branch, I feel a real connection and gain a greater understanding of familial traits and relationships.  Yet sometimes, especially in the ancient families’ histories, the facts seem so very surreal; especially as they unfold through the mix of aristocracies, the haughty “blue-bloods,” castles, manor houses, servants, and the underbelly of tawdry tales from historical accounts of my families’ lives and times.   1,477 more words

Culture & Identity

If these walls could talk: the life & times of Banqueting House

Banqueting House, which stands so proudly on Whitehall, has been a witness to many key moments in English history. It also has a complex relationship with the country’s royal family and is linked, for different reasons, to every single one of our monarchs since Henry VIII. 1,062 more words