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Monday, January 20, 2020
Guy Fawkes
Peace Prize
El Dorado

The Search For El Dorado

Exactly 400 years ago in January 1618 an expedition led by the famous explorer and adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh reached the Orinoco River in modern day Venezuela to begin his search for the fabulous city of El Dorado.


1967: THE SUMMER OF LOVE. It was exactly 50 years ago that the Summer of Love took place. In California and to a lesser extent Britain, thousands of teenagers decided that “Love is all you Need” and became Hippies
the Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

We never seem to tire of the adventures of the Three Musketeers. But is any of it true? Dumas certainly claimed it was.

Birth of a Nation

The film is notorious. The very title gives away its bias. This is a film about the American Civil War and the events that followed.
Rasputin Murder

Murder at the Palace

Murder at the Palace - on December 17th 1917 Rasputin was brutally murdered by Prince Felix Yusupov and his friends.

1066 And All That

1066 - October 2016 marked the 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, one of the best known dates and events in English History.
St Petersburg

St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a beautiful city, designed from the start to be the Capital city of Russia and Peter the Great’s famous “Window to the West”.

The Somme

100 years ago perhaps the best-known battle of the First World War began. It has become the symbol of the stupidity and destructiveness of the war.

AGINCOURT by Wally Oppenheim

October 2015 marked the 600th anniversary of one of the most famous victories ever won by an English army. Rarely in History has there been such an overwhelming victory for the underdog in battle.


Worryingly a recent survey by the National Army Museum found that most young people had never heard of the Battle of Waterloo. Most only identified it as a pop song or railway station.