It’s the second decade of the 20th century and the world continues to develop and change. At this time Great Britain was at the centre of the world’s largest empire, a beneficiary of colonial resources and trade. It occupied territory on four different continents and was at the centre of a vast trading and commercial […]
It is interesting how one thing can lead to another – and that the ‘other’ can be in the past rather than the present. On Wednesday 19th April I posted the first part of the Buster Crabb story and promised that the next step would appear on Saturday 29th April. That promise remains – however […]
When the First World War broke out the British Prime Minister was Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith. Generally known as H. H. Asquith, he served as the Liberal Prime Minister from 1908 to 1916 – the last to lead that party in government without a coalition. He had taken the United […]
this week offers shergar; conscription; a royal marriage; murder; execution; working wounded; st valentine’s day
A varied collection of stories this week for events in 1554, 1828, 1840, 1859,1916, 1983 and one day every year. Horse theft is followed by consciption and objection; peoples varied celebrations of a Royal marriage is followed by murder for the benefit of health. We also have a story that follows the death of a king. We end this week with jobs for the wounded from the Crimea and end with a kiss – or similar.