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Jane Austen: A Brief Timeline

July 18, 2017 marks 200 years since English novelist Jane Austen passed away at the age 41, leaving behind a collection of witty romance novels that have inspired and entertained readers ever since. This timeline of Jane’s life is far from exhaustive. I mostly wanted to focus on her writing, her publications and the media based on her work that came after. December 16, 1775 …

Review: Victoria

The eight-episode run of Victoria just finished on ITV and I’m so glad it’s been renewed for a second season and a Christmas special, both due out in 2017. Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Death Comes to Pemberley) as the stoic monarch of the 1800s, is a dramatic look at the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign. Series 1 includes her transition from sheltered princess to teen …

A Cat on the Frontline

In recent months, the centenary of the beginning of World War One or as many thought at that time, the War to End all Wars, has been commemorated in Ireland and throughout Europe. After the opening few weeks of battle, the war became a stalemate as both sides dug in and trench warfare was to dominate the field of battle in the years that followed. …

More to Stonehenge than previously thought

Stonehenge has always been one of the most mysterious structures on the planet. New clues have recently been unearthed-clues that might help us find out more about its origins. Excerpt from The Telegraph: First reports of the discovery of a mass of huge stones buried near Stonehenge, appearing to be the remains of another ceremonial structure four times larger, included the tantalising suggestion that it …