Tag Archives: United Kingdom

I Knew There Must Have Been More to This…

Scandal (1989) At the time of the Profumo Affair, as it is known, the idea that a ‘call girl’ could be sleeping with a government minister under Harold Macmillan and associating with a Soviet consular official at the same time … Continue reading

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The Boy Prince Who Never Grew Up

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Jun 10, 1921) Oh, boy. There have been rumours for decades about Prince Philip, Consort to Elizabeth II. There might be something to those stories, but can they be repeated in mixed company? Philip’s birth … Continue reading

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The “Least Successful” British Prime Minister in History

Anthony Eden (Jun 12, 1897 – Jan 14, 1977) The title might seem a little cruel but Eden stood on the threshold of a new world situation, but decided to use World War II tactics to defeat his enemy, Nasser, … Continue reading

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A Man Destined for Greatness

Winston Churchill (Nov 30, 1874 – Jan 24, 1965) Most people think this man saved the United Kingdom from being overrun by Nazis during World War II. But as always, he didn’t do it alone. His words did. The timing … Continue reading

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Queen for (Many) a Day

Queen Elizabeth II (Apr 21, 1926) Now, I’m not going to be quite so cheeky this time: I have great respect for our Queen. She has been on the Throne for almost all my life. And the insights I’m getting … Continue reading

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King for the Common Man

George VI (Dec 14, 1895 – Feb 6, 1952) This is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but aren’t the royals just like everybody else? They are born, they live and they die. End of story. It also means that royals have birth … Continue reading

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Here’s What We’ll Be Binge-Watching…

  The Crown We just got Netflix again for the first time in years. We have some catching up to do. We saw episode one of the first season last night. It was lovely to be able to recognize and … Continue reading

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