Category Archive: English History

May 23

Mystery of 200-year-old British soldier found in the dunes of Holland

The 200-year-old body of a British Coldstream Guards soldier was found in sand dunes in the Netherlands. Who was he? For more than two centuries, the remains of a soldier lay undisturbed on a windy beach in the northern Netherlands. But in March 2011, birdwatchers discovered bones and metal artefacts among sand-dunes that had once …

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Sep 15

Sir Sydney Camm 1893-1966

By Mark Norman Sir Sydney Camm, CBE, FRAeS was an English aeronautical engineer who contributed to many Hawker aircraft designs, from the biplanes of the 1920s to jet fighters. One particularly notable aircraft he designed is the Hawker Hurricane fighter.  Wikipedia 

Apr 22

First ‘Englishman’ to use a Handkerchief?

MY COMPENDIUM OF FASCINATING HISTORICAL IRRELEVANCIES – 2 Robin Lamplough Who would you describe as “the historian’s historian”? My money would be on the late Barbara W. Tuchman, who first achieved professional recognition with The Zimmerman Telegram in 1958 and won a first of two Pulitzer Prizes for The Guns of August (1962). But apart from …

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Jun 06

Theology, Politics & Literature at Hampton Court

THEOLOGY, POLITICS AND LITERATURE AT HAMPTON COURT A New Book about the King James’s Bible  Review of a new book about the King James Bible by Robin Lamplough The quatercentenary, or 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorized or King James version of the Bible in 1611 has been marked in a variety of …

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Sep 17

Iron Age village found in UK

Ancient human infant and animal remains, evidence of an Iron Age settlement, have been unearthed during the construction of a school in London. via Iron Age village found in UK.