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History

The Fourth of July

America will be celebrating it’s 344th year of Independence from Britain in the 18th Century on the 4th of  July, 2020. I think it was the late 1770s, or the early 1780s. Well, 1776 to be exact, when George Washington declared the American colony’s independence from their English colonial masters.  After fighting the Brits extremely […]

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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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Comedy English Movies

Monty Python – “Crucifixion”

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1970s Asia Japan Legends & Myths Weird Worlds

Japans Nippon TV 1970s ~ Monkee Magic

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1980s crime Movie Science Fiction United States of America

Nice shootin son, whats your name? Murphy

Paul Verhoeven’s violent, subversive sci-fi film’s is now regarded as an all-time sci-fi classic and in my modest yet well informed opinion of ’80’s sci-fi classics more than three decades later one of the best movies ever made.., This brill movie certainly rates among one of the most entertaining of this decades brilliant movies of […]

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Movie

Movie Clips Pulp Fiction circa 1994

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1930s 1940s Asia War

Biography of the life of Hideki Tojo & the history of the Empire of Japan

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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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Culture Legends & Myths

‘With half a pint of poison’

Unquestionably rare grave unique in all England. And a 300 year old unsolved murder case in my home town where this gravestone gives a tantalising clue to it’s victims chillingly evil killer in the picturesque village in North Staffordshire.