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History – Peninsula Wars and Waterloo

I’m grew up with a more than usually in depth knowledge of the Peninsula Wars and the Battle of Waterloo. Why? Many reasons. First. My mother was fairly keen so it was encouraged. Second. Georgette Heyer, she wrote so vividly … Continue reading

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Things I learnt yesterday..

1) I can’t really be trusted in Kew..there was a sale and I bought this 2) Lt General Sir Harry Burrard, was known as ‘Betty’ by his troops… 3) Whereas Major General Rowland Hill’s troops called him ‘Daddy’ 4) I … Continue reading

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