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World War I

The assassination of the Archduke of Austria and his wife (1914) provided the Austrians with a great reason to get rid of the nationalist Serbians once and for all. 1,171 more words

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Texas Three-Step: The Promise

Review: The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber
Skyhorse, 2014. $25

The Promise is one of the best novels I’ve read in years, a brave, exacting, often painful work, the type that takes a premise elegant in its simplicity and explores its depths. 682 more words

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What's in a name?...Houndsditch...

This City of London thoroughfare runs between St Botolph and Outwich Streets and its name – first recorded in the 13th century – apparently relates to its location on the outer side of the wall, dating from the Roman era, which once encircled the city. 295 more words


The Coming of World War I

World War I’s origins were in the Serbian nationalists under Austrian-Hungarian rule. These nationalists wanted freedom for the Serbs from foreign rule. This movement was called… 356 more words

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LondonLife - Blooming beauty at Chelsea...

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened in London’s west this week so we thought we’d take a look at some of the treasures on show. 127 more words