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A 1926 London Underground painting foresaw the city’s skyscrapers

Most artistic visions of London’s future have been darkly pessimistic. But this Underground poster painted by Montague B Black in 1926 offered an uncanny – and much more optimistic – view of the modern city. In 1926, London… Read More

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The 40 greatest quotes from Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill, the greatest Briton, a hero and undoubtedly one of the most quoted men in history. He famously said “I have always earned my living by my pen and by my tongue.” So let’s look at… Read More

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Drawings of major British historical events from first illustrated newspaper

The Illustrated London News published intricate artwork on its front covers for more than 160 years, this included historic moments in British history such as royal ceremonies and the Great War – boasting as many as 300,000 readers…. Read More

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World War One Centenary Commemorated across the Commonwealth & Europe

Royals and world leaders have gathered for ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain joined World War One. The Prince of Wales and David Cameron attended a service in Glasgow, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in… Read More

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Britain Has Invaded Nine Out Of Ten Countries, From France To United States

Having done a bit of reading the other day i came across the rather fascinating revelation that Britain has invaded nearly 90% of the world’s countries during its history, with only 22 out of 193 not on the… Read More

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Trooping the Colour, a history of the spectacle for the Monarch’s Official Birthday Parade!

Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th Century, although the roots go back much earlier. On battlefields, a… Read More

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The City of London, in a World of it’s own?

In the summer of 2013 Stephen Frey (undoubtedly a bloody genius) did a small series on the City of London, revealing that essentially it is in a world of it’s own. So bear with me whilst I try… Read More

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The Two Craziest, Most Courageous Chaps Ever? Tales of Two British Heroes.. Part II

Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5th May 1880 – 5th June 1963) A British Army Officer of Belgian and Irish descent who served in the Boer War, First World War and… Read More

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The Two Craziest, Most Courageous Chaps Ever? Tales of Two British Heroes.. Part I

Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming “Jack” Churchill (Mad Jack) DSO, MC (16th September 1906 – 8th March 1996) Nicknamed Fighting Jack Churchill or Mad Jack, was a British soldier who fought throughout the Second World War armed with a Longbow,… Read More

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World War One Centenary: who was to blame?

In the space of exactly a month – from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914, to the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia on July 28th – Europe had gone from peaceful… Read More

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