Monthly Archives: June 2012

A monumental source of eye-witness information on the Victorian age

Where did Charles Dickens go when he needed first hand information on London street merchants? Of course, he went out with detectives as they made their rounds but what if he needed to know about the street people who worked … Continue reading

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Who was Jack the Ripper?

According to Dr. Thomas E.A. Stowell, he was a member of the Royal family, Dr. Stowell claimed he had seen evidence that Jack the Ripper was Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Of course, others have mentioned the … Continue reading

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The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria

In Her usual thorough and efficient way, Queen Elizabeth II, has givenĀ  her subjects all the information about Royal Diamond Jubilees that anyone could desire. She has taken Queen Victoria’s own journals and posted them on the internet. I don’t … Continue reading

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A hero, novelist and an Englishman who was beloved by the Indian people whose lives he improved

Few people today know the name, Philip Meadows Taylor. He came out to India when he was barely fifteen. Like many who came to the subcontinent, he had few resources in England. He did not attend Haileybury, the training school … Continue reading

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