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War Stories and Graveyards

I’m very upset my weekend is over but I had an absolutely perfect Sunday. Absolutely perfect. I started the day with a walk through Regent’s Park and I saw so many happy dogs and so many fat pigeons. 538 more words

Second Draft: The Gazette published supplementary editions to cover Napoleon's defeat 200 years ago

This year, the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is being marked by everything from a weekend festival of period dances here in Montreal to a massive re-enactment of that stupendous conflict on the actual battlefield outside Brussels. 639 more words

Local News

Gift Horse in Trafalgar Square

There’s a skeleton in Trafalgar Square.

Since 1999 the plinth in the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square has been used as a temporary location for a series of artworks.  239 more words

Photography

Regency Personalities Series-Sir Richard Bickerton

Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables. … 173 more words

Writing

Yi vs. Horatio:  Who's much better Naval Tactician?

Histories have many great people, people who were the key to liberation. We all know the war has its part in human civilization. The art of wars, from land to sky and the war of the sea has also their share of stories. 607 more words

History

GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: SHIP OF THE LINE

Deadliest Blogger continues its presentation of the great warships of history with a look as the main battleships of the Age of Sail: the Ship of the Line! 79 more words

Today in 1797, in the waters off Cape St. Vincent,

The Battle of Cape St. Vincent, pitting Great Britain’s Royal Navy against the Spanish Fleet, was fought.

The engagement was the first of an important series of Horatio Nelson’s naval victories leading up to the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. 262 more words

Military History