Detectorist discovers Viking hoard on the Isle of Man, the third major treasure discovery on the island in less than six months. The discovery was made by detectorist Kath Giles and consists of 87 coins, 13 pieces of cut, silver arm-rings, and associated objects. A study of the hoard by...
The great British summer is now well and truly underway and Leeds Castle is launching an activity to keep the kids entertained. The Castle Kids Obstacle course will open on July 25 and run until August 31 for energetic kids between eight and 12 years old. Children will have to...
#OTD in 1608 – Preparations commence for the plantation of six Ulster counties (Armagh, Cavan, Coleraine, Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone).
The Plantation of Ulster was presented to James I as a joint “British”, or English and Scottish, venture to ‘pacify’ and ‘civilise’ Ulster, with at least half the settlers to be Scots. James had been King of Scots before he also became King of England and needed to reward his subjects in Scotland with land in Ulster to assure them they were not being neglected now that he had moved his court to London. In addition, long-standing contact and settlement between Ulster and the west of Scotland meant that Scottish participation was a practical necessity.
To celebrate the beloved English actor's birthday, we're counting down our picks for the top ten best Benedict Cumberbatch performances. 10. Colonel Mackenzie - 1917 (2019) Cumberbatch's role as Colonel Mackenzie in 1917 was spectacular. The only reason why this cameo isn't higher on our list is because it's just that: a cameo. This could've potentially been one of Cumberbatch's most powerful performances had he received more screen time. But alas, we only get two minutes of the colonel. 1917 went on to win four Academy Awards after being nominated in ten categories.
Southampton is one of Britain's most famous port cities, it has a rich history and regularly attracts visitors from all over the world. Here are some fascinating facts you probably didn't know... 1) Evidence found by Archeologists suggests that humans have inhabited the Southampton area since the Stone Age. It...
Entire contents are copyright © 2021 by Keith Waits. All rights reserved. If memory serves, Amy Attaway’s first production for Kentucky Shakespeare was Henry V in 2014. Now she returns to a play that is arguably the most popular of Shakespeare’s histories. If you work for a company almost exclusively devoted to the works of the most famous writer in the English language, multiple encounters with a play come with the territory. Most directors welcome it.
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Prince Edward is the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (via Town & Country). Being the eleventh royal in line for the throne, Edward plays a far less public role than Prince Charles, to be sure (via Mental Floss). He currently holds the titles of Earl of Wessex and Forfar, but according to The Sunday Times, he was expected to inherit his father's title of Duke of Edinburgh.
1099: The First Crusade– Low on supplies, and finding themselves encamped on arid ground after they failed to initially breach the fortified walls of Jerusalem, the 15,000 men of the First Crusade respond to a vision by the priest Peter Desiderius to purify themselves by a three day fast, and then make a pious demonstration of marching barefoot around the city, mimicking the Hebrews’ actions at Jericho. This day saw both the completion of the fast and the demonstration around the city, and stimulated a public rapprochement between bickering factions in the Crusader army. One week later, the final assault on Jerusalem will begin.
This spy movie won audiences over with endless laughs and slapstick comedy. When we think of spy or espionage films, we may think Mission: Impossible (1996), James Bond, and other serious and intelligent masters of the craft; but Johnny English (2003), a spoof-like movie with a main character who can be rather unaware, may also come to mind.
Meghan Markle, 39, deviated from his royal title in the your daughter’s birth certificate, Lilibet Diana. The record obtained by People on Tuesday shows that the girl was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, near Meghan’s mansion and the prince harry in Montecito, California. Unlike Archie Harrison’s certificate, age 2, the parents’ names appear different.
The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced “Seven-seven“) have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London’s transport system. In the Chinese language, this term is used to denote the Battle of Lugou Bridge started on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.