Contents Page – Finding Articles on This Site

By , December 15, 2009 4:36 am

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Contents page for all posts on this blog, sorted by

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History

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Prehistoric man in England: before homo sapiens
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Oldest English Royal Bones – Queen Ædgyth’s 1000 year old Skeleton
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Empress Matilda v King Stephen: When Christ and His Saints Slept
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William the Marshal: The Greatest Knight
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William the Marshal: 1st Earl of Pembroke & Regent of England
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Jewish Blood Libel: Persecution & Greed in Medieval England
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Guy Fawkes – Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
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Queen Anne’s Tragedy: 18 Pregnancies, no Children & Hanover Kings
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Frost Fairs: The Frozen River Thames in London
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George III’s lack of heirs: 15 children, but no grandchildren…..
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A Funeral & Four Weddings: Princess Charlotte & Succession Crisis
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The Year Without a Summer: 1816
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American and Empire Soldiers in England during the First World War – Picture Gallery
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Edith Cavell: British Nurse Shot by the Germans for Treason, 1915
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Evacuees – millions evacuated from their homes at the start of the Second World War
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The Berlin Airlift and the Royal Air Force
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Paedophiles, Paranoia, and Panic: Witchhunt at Shieldfield Nursery
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Royalty and Royals

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Henry VIII’s Wives: Catherine of Aragon’s family and childhood
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From Catherine of Valois to Kate Middleton: The First English Queen Catherine
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The 5 Longest Reigning Kings & Queens – Edward III, Fifth Place
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The 5 Longest Reigning Kings & Queens – Henry III, Fourth Place
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The 5 Longest Reigning Kings & Queens – Elizabeth II, Third Place
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The 5 Longest Reigning Kings & Queens: George III, 2nd Place
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Yearly Events

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Bringing in the May
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Trooping the Colour: the pagentry of the Queen’s official birthday
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Fireworks, Bonfires and Guys – celebrating Guy Fawkes’ Night
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The Queen’s Maundy Money: Silver for the Poor on Maundy Thursday
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Royal Castles and Palaces

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Death and terror: executions at the Tower of London
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Names, Naming and Language

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The origin of English surnames 1: work and status
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The origin of English surnames 2: patronymics or father’s first name
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Naming the days – the heathen origins of English words for days of the week
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Coppers, the Old Bill, PC Plod and other police slang
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Languages of the British Isles – Welsh
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Top Ten Most Common Pub Names in England
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Architecture and buildings

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The Eleanor Crosses: King Edward I’s 12 stone statues showing love and grief for his wife
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St. Stephen, Walbrook: Mayor of London’s Church, and home of the Samaritans
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Cressing Temple: Visiting Knights Templar property in England Today
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County Hall – once London’s government, now hotels, art and fish
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London

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Speakers’ Corner and Protests in Hyde Park, London
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The River Fleet – London’s second tidal waterway
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Frost Fairs: The Frozen River Thames in London
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Writers and authors

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Rudyard Kipling: how the great writer’s son Jack died in the WWI trenches
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Historical fiction: Matthew Shardlake and the dark side of Tudor England
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Food and Drink

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Making sloe gin from wild berries in the hedgerows
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How to make jelly
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Sloe jelly – harvesting the hedgerows
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A Proper English Christmas Pudding Recipe
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Royal Navy Rum – issued daily to sailors 1655 to 1970
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Traditions and Folklore

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Almost immortal but less than human – fairies before Shakespeare
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St. Swithin and predicting English weather in the summer
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Money, weights and measures

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Weights and Measures – the Imperial Pound, Ounce, lb and oz
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Old English money – pounds, shillings and pence before decimalisation
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Government, Politics and the Constitution

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The Queen and the Prime Minister – Calling a General Election
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Photography and art

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Dead photos – Victorian post-mortem photographs
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Sport

The Ashes cricket matches – the importance of the England v Australia test matches
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