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Modern Saints: Called to Action in the 20th Century

Evita, Mother Teresa and Diana This might seem like a strange trio to include in one post about 20th Century saints, but they have caught the collective eye of the Earth’s population for their charitable work. I suppose it was … Continue reading

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Was His Death a Suicide, or Murder?

David Kelly (May 14, 1944 – July 17, 2003) At the time of his death, I too wondered why Dr Kelly would take his own life. But little niggles, that I had, got buried along with other issues from that … Continue reading

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Alone, Again, Naturally

Enola Holmes (2020) It’s been quite a long time since I’ve seen a film within the first week of its release. This one is about the sixteen-year-old younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes in 1884. (The actress playing her … Continue reading

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O2: Advertising SubliminalS EXposed

You & Me My daughter, Rosanna, sent me the link to this new O2 commercial in the UK. Cute, eh? Rosanna has previously shown me that she inherited my keen awareness of subliminal messages, but this time she put two-and-two … Continue reading

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My First Look at James Bond in 1963

This is the second film in the series, but it’s the first one that I saw in the cinema. The photography was so crystal clear, and the scenery, Byzantine: what more could a fella want? Girls? There’s plenty of them, … Continue reading

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Today in History, King John Signed Away His Power

Magna Carta – June 15, 1215 Have you ever wondered why there has never been a King John II? This may be the reason. Magna Carta Libertatum (Medieval Latin for “Great Charter of Freedoms”), commonly called Magna Carta (also Magna … Continue reading

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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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