Tag Archive: British History

The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep, with her impeccable vocal mimicry, is uncanny at impersonating Mrs Thatcher. Other well-known British actors fill the ranks in supporting roles (Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent and Anthony Stewart Head all put… Continue reading

An Englishman’s Home is his Downton Abbey

How can we carry on now that Downton Abbey is off our screens until the autumn? I have found some solace in the Past Times sale, which is offering a range of official… Continue reading

The Woman Who Shaped the Windsors

The second half of the two-part documentary “King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy” was an absorbing portrait of Queen Mary. I have to admit that I was previously… Continue reading

British Stars of 2011

The Dowager Countess of Grantham has graced our screens once again this year, and her pithy, witty and catty remarks have had us chuckling for hours: While we take a look back at… Continue reading

H. M. The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast, 2011

It’s something of a British tradition for the monarch to address the country on Christmas day at 3 o’clock, and this year’s message from The Queen considered the importance of family, friends and… Continue reading

WANTED: FRED KNIFTON OF 617 SQUADRON

My Grandfather spent his whole life not talking about his career in the Royal Air Force and he spoke even less about his experiences as an aircrew member of Bomber Command in the Second World War.… Continue reading

Remembering the Battle of Britain

September 15th holds a special place in the British calendar, a day set aside for celebrating the successful defence of our island during the Battle of Britain. However, today is not just about… Continue reading