Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tag: Britain

The History of the First Multi-Page Newspaper

Well, maybe not the first, but it was the first in the Americas, no doubt. Boston’s Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick had a very brief running–and...

How Carrots Helped the Royal Air Force Win The War

How Carrots Helped the Royal Air Force Win The War Carrots helped the Royal Air Force (RAF) win the war. This might sound like a...

A Clockwork Orange

This 1971, Stanley Kubrick film is easily one of the STRANGEST movies I have ever seen. This movie was adapted from Anthony Burgess' A...

Billesley Manor and the Trussells

Any establishment can claim to be a 4-star hotel. What makes Billesley Manor different from the rest of the 4-star hotels in Britain? History!...

On this day, in 1825, the Stockton and Darlington Railway…

Well, I had planned on writing about John Adams and his peace-talk efforts that started on this day, in 1779, which would eventually lead...

The Queen’s Old Real Estate

There is a picture from the 2012 Summer Olympics that was recently added to the world wide web's ever-growing collection of internet memes. If...