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England France History War Weird Worlds

Once More Unto The Breach

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more As modest stillness and humility:Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage; Then lend the […]

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England History

Drake & The Spanish Armada

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm. Elizabeth appears to have […]

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1700s France History Scotland War

The Royal Navy Bonny Prince Charley and the Scottish Jacobite rising of 1745

Source The Royal Navy and the ‘45 — Weapons and Warfare Action between HMS Lion and Elizabeth and the Du Teillay, 9 July 1745. The painting shows the third phase of the action at about 20.00. On the left of the picture the `Lion’ is in close action with the `Elizabeth’ shown in the centre. […]

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1950s History Stoke-on-Trent

Filmed in Stoke 1959

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Culture Economics Politics Stoke-on-Trent

Capitalism is Imploding

Post-industrial society is imploding and the city of Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire is a perfect example of how capitalism has failed the masses. The picture above is of a pot bank factory and bottle kiln in Longport, Burslem one of the five fascinatingly rich in industrial British historical heritage, towns of the city of  Stoke-on-Trent. Personally […]

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1400s England Legends & Myths Middle Ages War WordPress

The Battle of Agincourt circa 1415

In the Words of the world famous English Elizabethan 16th. Century playwright, William Shakespeare’s historical retelling of the much earlier 1415 legendary English historical victory over the French in the 100 Years War at The Battle of Agincourt ‘Henry V’ play, written in the late 1590s; King Henry V claims that the memory of British […]

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Art & Design London United Kingdom (UK)

Its a London Underground Thing

The first section of the London Underground opened in 1863. Over the following decades, a number of Tube maps – showing an uncoordinated network of lines owned by different companies – were published in increasing, unwieldy profusion. None looked like the iconic map so beloved by visitors and locals today. How could a designer fully […]

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1980s Television United Kingdom (UK) Weird Worlds

BBC2s The Young Ones circa 1982

BBC2s The Young Ones circa 1982 – Studentville UK~ Rik Anarchic Spotty Git ~ Neil the Hippy Vivian off his Rocker Punk ~ Cool Kid Mike and the Bloody Brilliant Bowloskis written and presented by Alexi Sayle, Rik Mayall and Ben Elton.

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1980s 2000s Britain British Comedy Culture Newcastle under Lyme Stoke-on-Trent

Talken News

The village of Talke is in Staffordshire, England, four miles north-west of Newcastle-under-Lyme. There once was a fruit and veg. shop and Post Office called ‘Vince’s.’  This store or typically northerners 1970s con-vience shop was in Unity Way, Talke. Which was, and still is in a rather shabby council estate built in the 1970’s. Full […]

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1980s 1990s Entertainment Television United Kingdom (UK)

15-2-1

Fifteen To One Me and William G. Stewart by Dan Booth https://www.diplo.co.uk/about/fifteen-to-one/

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1940s Britain Culture Science and Technology War WW2

Dam Busters

The men from many anti-nazi nations of  ‘The Dam Busters’ – RAF 617 Squadron led by 24-year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson were lauded as heroes after the infamous raid in 1944. and Guy Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Dam Buster raid. Guy Gibson’s men needed to fly specially […]