Category Archives: History

The Roll of Honour

Every evening, the Last Post will be played at sunset over the Tower moat, which is being progressively filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies – one for every death in the British forces in the First World War. Names from the … Continue reading

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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Sunday November 3rd

From 7am to 8:30 am at Hyde Park Corner/Apsley Gate cars will depart on their journey with the oldest leaving first. London to Brighton 2013:

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Bloody will be thy end: The science and archaeology which uncovered Richard III -Lecture at The Royal Institution November 14th

Join experts from the University of Leicester as they tell the fascinating story of the discovery of the last British monarch to be killed in battle. Hear how cutting-edge science from across all disciplines came together to confirm the archaeological … Continue reading

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Great Country Houses of Norfolk: A Private View Sept 12-15th

With the caveat that I haven’t yet had the time to sign up for the trips offered by this Art History Study Tour guide, this is one I would wish to do if I could.  The tour will  explore the … Continue reading

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UK Parliament Summer Openings and Afternoon Tea

Parliament has opened once again for visits and this year there is an optional add-on to some of the Saturday and Summer Opening Guided Tours. Tea can be taken in the elegant surroundings of the Pugin Room in the House … Continue reading

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Fallen In Love – The Secret Heart of Anne Boleyn performed at Tower of London

I love going to the theatre in London in settings which offer historical realism, and the new play about Ann Boleyn performed at the Tower Of London  has received great reviews.  According to the four star Huffington Post review, “A … Continue reading

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The Phantom Cup that Comes and Goes: The Story of the Holy Grail March 5th 1-2pm

 For over 400 years Gresham Professors have given free public lectures in the City of London. These lectures continue today and you can see the eclectic lineup on the Gresham College website.  I’ve included the historical background on the College below … Continue reading

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Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies to be adapted for stage by Royal Shakespeare Company

 This is a special post for my bookgroup, who are working diligently to get through Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel‘s Booker Prize winning novels will be played in two parts at the Swan Theatre  from 11 … Continue reading

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The Course, Art History Lectures: Courts and Monarchs

Although I haven’t attended any of the lectures/visits/walks offered by “THE COURSE”,  the offerings have piqued my interest and when i can find the time, I will definitely attend at least one. The Course was started in 1994 by Mary … Continue reading

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Vivaldi and Handel in the intimate and unique setting of the Tower of London – October 8th

              The Band of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London From the Tower “Experience the beauty and splendour of three baroque masterpieces in the historic and intimate surroundings of Henry VIII’s Chapel in … Continue reading

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The Arab Uprisings- LSE on October 25th

  From the LSE :  “For many living in the Arab world, change felt like a distant dream. But the desperate act of a young Tunisian man in October 2010 would be the touchpaper that united people in anger and … Continue reading

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Hidden Spaces and History at Somerset House

Hidden Spaces and History… Somerset House offers hour long tours in which  you’ll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, scientific curiosity and naval power, extravagant entertainments and ‘the King’s Shilling’, as they lead you from the airy lightwells … Continue reading

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Allied Bombing of German Cities – Intelligent Squared debate on October 25th

Intelligence Squared is launching a new series of history debates covering controversial events of the 20th century.   This will be kicked off in October with “The Allied bombing of German cities in World War II was unjustifiable”, with historians … Continue reading

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British Museum – Shakespeare Staging the World July 19- November 25th

From the British Museum “The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  The exhibition provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city, … Continue reading

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Kensington Palace reopening in March

Over the last few months, I have been keenly observing (from the outside) the £12 million transformation that Kensington Palace is undergoing.  The gardens alone will be worth visiting when it re-opens on 26 March.  But there will be an … Continue reading

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The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia – January 10th , London School of Economics

Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House   Speaker: Angus Roxburg Snowdrops, by Economist journalist Andrew Miller, generated  an animated discussion of contemporary Russia in my bookgroup last week and an interest in finding out a bit more about the … Continue reading

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DECADE – Sept 1st – Oct 15th

I am always eager to attend theatre in unusual venues and in the  information about this show it mentions that St Katharine Docks is one of London’s best kept secrets – situated in the heart of historic London next to … Continue reading

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The Gurkhas, Special Force Lecture at National Army Museum, August 10th 7pm

The National Army Museum has a series of celebrity speakers who explore the social, economic and historical aspects and influences of the British Army. There is an interesting one coming up about Gurkhas.   The community where I lived in Hong … Continue reading

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A summer solstice trail of standing stones – something to do this weekend…..

Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll spot bits of ancient heritage in a field near you. It’s been years since my archaeology class visited Stonehenge and Silbury Hill (the largest man-made mound in Europe) and I had forgotten  how many … Continue reading

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Les Joueurs Mysterieuse at Earl’s Court Festival

The only information I have on this event is what it says on their website—but it sounds like fun.  If you can’t make it you might want to go on a regular tour of Brompton Cemetery which i mentioned once … Continue reading

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