Tag: England

Vegan and nut free apple pie

The humble apple pie… The first ever written recipe for this delicious dessert was about 1381 in Britain, printed by Geoffrey Chaucer. Even his recipe didn’t just have apple, it also included figs, raisins, pears and of course the pastry shell, but without any… Continue Reading “Vegan and nut free apple pie”

The Darker Side Of Winston Churchill

A man rich of aristocratic ancestry, known for leading Britain through the second world war, and known just as well for his rousing speeches and refusal to surrender. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on the 30th of November 1874 in Oxfordshire, England.… Continue Reading “The Darker Side Of Winston Churchill”

What actually happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke?

The colony was first established on the island of Roanoke, in the Summer of 1585, in today’s Dare County in the state of Carolina. This was the first attempt by the British to lay the foundations for a permanent settlement in the new world,… Continue Reading “What actually happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke?”

World War Zero: The Russo-Japanese War

A declaration of war was made on the 8th of February, 1904, a war that occurred between the Russian Empire and the nation of Japan. It has been suggested that this was between these two powerful nations may have paved way for the first… Continue Reading “World War Zero: The Russo-Japanese War”

HMS Formidable

On this day, 104 years ago. A pre-Dreadnought Battleship was built by Portsmouth Royal Dockyard. She was laid down on the 21st of March, 1898 and then had her official launch on the 17th of November in 1898 even though the official completion date… Continue Reading “HMS Formidable”

The Inception of Roman baths in Britain

The Romans first came to Britain in August of 55 BC, when Julius Caesar was Emperor. The absolute first written accounts of England’s history came with the Roman conquest in 43 AD, and England was under Roman rule till about 410 AD. During their… Continue Reading “The Inception of Roman baths in Britain”

Tintagel Castle & The Legend of king Arthur

Castles have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years, but Castles only ended up in Britain when William the Conqueror went for the English throne in 1066. He took over what I would say as the flat packed castle, which was what made… Continue Reading “Tintagel Castle & The Legend of king Arthur”

Harald Sigurdsson

Sigurdsson was born in Ringerike, Norway in 1015, in a time when the Vikings had come to the peak years of their raiding days. During this period the Danes had invaded England relentlessly and managed to claim a lot of English land, this was… Continue Reading “Harald Sigurdsson”

The Carter Family

The Carter family was known as the ‘Carters of Prussia Cove’. They were a smuggling family from Mount’s Bay, Cornwall and operated out of Prussia Cove in the late 18th century. Their mother; Agnes was born in 1714 had 10 children in total, 8… Continue Reading “The Carter Family”

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