Monthly Archives: November 2013


The success of books like The Princess Diaries and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid show that kids are interested in diaries, so why not tell them about one of the world’s most famous diary keepers – Samuel Pepys? Granted his seventeenth-century style of writing would be a bit too ponderous for most (and not all […]


Question: Did London Bridge ever really fall down, like in the nursery song? Answer: Yes. Quite often. The first London Bridge appeared during the Roman occupation of Britain and was made of wood and clay. It and its successors tended to get washed down river a lot, and in 1091, London Bridge blew down during […]


This week (November 10th – 16th) is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week. By now, hunger and homelessness should be history, but they’re not. Ask your kids if they have any ideas on how to make them become history.


Our family’s vets from the British Army (WW I), British Army, Canadian Army, New Zealand Army, British R.A. F., British Royal Navy, and British Merchant Navy (WW II). They have now all passed on. R.I. P.


“You are young … time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions.” – Plato Plato was right. When I was a teen-ager (and knew everything) I wore a peace medal to protest what was happening in Vietnam and thought Remembrance Day services simply “glorified war” at a time everyone should have focused on […]


So, working on the theory that the Princes in the Tower disappeared but did not necessarily perish, there is some historical evidence that at least one of them survived. Let’s start with those ‘feigned boys’ that caused Henry VII so much trouble. In order for any of them to be able to threaten his position, […]


Some Remembrance Day book recommendations. Young Children Proud As A Peacock, Brave As A Lion by Jane Barclay Primary Children The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh (Inter-Library Loan) Older Children In Flanders Fields: by Linda Granfield


In 1674, men doing some reconstruction work on the Tower of London’s White Tower unearthed a box containing two small human skeletons. People of the time thought they might belong to the little princes who had gone missing two centuries earlier, but people of all ages met their ends at the Tower, and these were […]


* Authorized Reproduction, Rex May: “Please to remember the Fifth of November Gunpowder, treason, and plot.     I see no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.” While chanting that in England back in the ’60s, my friends and I were more focused on squibs, bangers, sparklers, Catherine wheels, rockets, and other pyrotechnic delights […]


From around 1333 B.C. to 1323 B.C., Egypt was ruled by a young pharaoh named Tutankhamen. When an Englishman named Howard Carter arrived in Egypt in 1891, the tombs of most pharaohs had already been unearthed. Almost all the archaeologists working in the Valley of the Kings thought it unlikely there would ever be another […]

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