The Doges Of Venice, A Selection Of Portraits

On May 2, 2016 by Tim Newman

Ever heard of the doges of Venice? No, me neither. Well, they were kind of like dukes but more powerful; they were in charge of the watery city from 697 to 1797. All in all, there...

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Réunion Island – A French Gem In The Indian Ocean

On July 5, 2013 by Tim Newman

Something that always gives me great pleasure is getting visits on my site from countries I’ve never heard of, and recently I got a visit from Réunion Island. I’d not come across Réunion so I had a look at it....

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The Uniforms of the Saxon Army in 1811 - vulgar dicitionary

1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – K&L

On April 30, 2013 by Tim Newman

Welcome one, welcome all, here we are once more journeying through Francis Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Originally penned in 1811 to show the upper classes how the lower classes addressed each...

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