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April Fools’ Day 1957: The Spaghetti Tree Hoax

I posted this a year ago, but I find it funny enough I’m posting it this April Fools’ Day too!

The Spaghetti Tree Hoax… 79 more words


Day Two of a Three Day Salute to Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey" - Literary References

Yesterday was a look at history of the writing of Austen’s “first” and “last” novel. Today, we will spend a bit of time with the themes addressed, literary references, etc. 1,133 more words

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The Royal Navy and the Fighting Instructions

European fleet commanders learned during the first Anglo-Dutch War (1652–54) that once close combat began between ships, effective control of large numbers of fighting vessels was nearly impossible. 882 more words


Did Films Reflect or Shape Gender Roles in the Second World War? Part 5

While wartime films did open up passage of gender exploration for both film-makers and audiences, the war itself meant that the discourse could not be as radical or far-reaching as some might have hoped. 1,518 more words


Magna Carter and Hitler

This is from the i newspaper a few weeks ago.

“It was the height of the Blitz, and after nearly a year of holding out aginst Nazi Germany’s advance Britain needed all the help it could get fom America. 272 more words

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Day One of A Three Day Salute to Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey" - The Writing of the Novel

Today, a bit of background of the novel…

Many Austen fans are not aware that NORTHANGER ABBEY was the first novel Jane Austen wrote. It was true that Austen started what were later to be titled… 631 more words

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