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History Lesson: Losing One’s Head

Charles I of England Executed Today in 1649 After his succession, Charles quarrelled with the Parliament of England, which sought to curb his royal prerogative. Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to … Continue reading

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The Man Who Would Be King

King Charles III A short sequence repeated on The National last night highlighted a long-held belief that Prince Charles may never ascend the throne, although he has been preparing for the role of King since his birth.   Because the … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding 2018

The Kiss Well, here we go again. With all the nasty news happening around us, it was a relief to have a ‘happy ending’ for a change. Fairy tale weddings are always welcome, but this one seemed to be a … Continue reading

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – 2012

Exeter, Devon

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