Category Archives: UK History

On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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On This Day in History, 1979: Sid Vicious died

On This Day in History, February 2nd, 1979: Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose in New York City Sid Vicious singing My Way from ‘The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle’ movie, directed by Julien Temple. To the New York … Continue reading

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Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades

The death of a British icon: Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades January 29th, 2016 The last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line later today, ending 67 years of the popular 4×4 being made. It … Continue reading

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British Word Of The day – Subbuteo

A random thought becomes my British Word Of The Day. Subbuteo Subbuteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Speech 2015

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BBC News – Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king’s

Leicester, England, U.K. A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III. Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch’s family. … Continue reading

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