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Guy Fawkes Day... Bonfire Night!

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Guy Fawkes Day... Bonfire Night!

Today, Nov. 5th, is Guy Fawkes Day, commemorating the day in 1607 when a plot, led by Guy Fawkes, was foiled as he attempted to blow up Parliament.

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Queen Victoria's Birthday 24 May 1819, 201 Years ago

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Queen Victoria's Birthday 24 May 1819, 201 Years ago

Today, 24 May, marks the 201st anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819...

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The Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth May 12, 1937

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The Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth May 12, 1937

May 12th, 1937 is the date coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, parents of Queen Elizabeth II.

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So Many English Things This Week!

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So Many English Things This Week!

 Greetings to my fellow cocooning friends!

Some days have not a lot going on, and it is difficult to find interesting things to blog about.

However... April 23rd, actually has too many things!

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April 14-15, 1912 The Titanic Tragedy

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April 14-15, 1912 The Titanic Tragedy

While we are in a world crisis with coronavirus, in 1912 another crises unfolded with the unthinkable... the Unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage April 14-15th shocking the world.

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