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Winston Churchill Born 1874, 30th November

30th November 1874, Blenheim Palace Winston Churchill, was born

Britain’s formidable wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill was born in late November 1874 at Blenheim Palace. But why Blenheim Palace? Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace on the 30th November 1874, but why was he born in Blenheim Palace?  Winston Churchill Facts Full Name: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill Parents, Lord Randolph Churchill, and …

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St James's Palace the most senior palace in Britain

St James’s Palace – The most important Palace in the Kingdom

St James’s Palace at Work We say the British Monarchy is the guardian of tradition. When Prince Charles succeeds to become King and Sovereign, tradition dictates that when the new monarch takes to the throne, the news will be announced from the balcony of St James’s Palace. St James Palace is the most senior of …

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Gunnersbury park with a hidden rothchilds mansion

Gunnersbury Park with a Hidden Rothchild’s Mansion

Gunnersbury Park in West London, with a Rothschild Mansion at his heart, has an incredible historical back story that stretches back almost 1,000 years. The Rothchild’s were the last of the private owners before the then Minister for Health, Neville Chamberlain declared the park open to the public in the mid-1920s. We go behind the …

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7 ages of man shakespear sculpture

Seven Ages of Man 22 foot totem pole sculpture inspired by shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s play ‘7 ages of man’ is the inspiration for this 22-foot high cast aluminium Sculpture, on Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars by Artist Richard Kindersley The seven ages of man according to William Shakespeare in his play ‘As You Like It’, Act 2 Scene 7 ‘All the world’s a stage’, by William Shakespear And …

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Lord Mayor's Show 2019

804th Lord Mayor’s Show Procession, 692nd Lord Mayor – Bonus 2019 Pictures Inside!

We take a brief look at the 804 years of the Lord Mayor’s Show in 2019; the King came up with a cunning plan to request the Lord Mayor march each year to pledge loyalty to the King (or Queen), this has taken place for every monarch since. William Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor …

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Biba Story, 99 Kensington Highstreet

1973 Biba Fashion House 99 Kensington High Street

The grand art deco building contains 7 floors and opened in 1933. The Intro appears #OnThisDay 10th September https://wp.me/p9H7Q3-19D Biba fashion was based on inspirations from Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Kitsch. Bell swooping sleeves one of their signature shapes. The Designer Barbara Hulanicki and Simon Fitzsimon her husband spent a million or so on refurbishing …

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