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Word of the day: “Eisvogel” - German for kingfisher, literally “ice-bird”; in Russian Зимородок, lit. “winter-born”

Word of the day: “Eisvogel” - German for kingfisher, literally
“ice-bird”; in Russian Зимородок, lit. “winter-born”. Names possibly
given because kingfishers appear in new territories when their
established fishing grounds freeze in winter.

Sample of women's suffrage petition presented #onthisday 1884

A thousand acres of London's super-prime real estate is owned by 5 aristocratic families, the Crown & the Church

A thousand acres of London's super-prime real estate is owned by 5 aristocratic families, the Crown & the Church

Who owns central London? – Who owns England? https://whoownsengland.org/2017/10/28/who-owns-central-london/

In 1925, the radical journalist W.B. Northrup published a postcard
depicting a giant octopus, labelled ‘landlordism’, spreading its
tentacles across London. Each tentacle curled around the boundaries of
one of the Great Estates in possession of central London, listing their
acreage and yearly rents. (You can see it pictured above.)

"England has in all times given foreigners flying for refuge against oppression" #migrantcrisis

"England has in all times given foreigners flying for refuge against oppression"

Thoughtprovoking

Beautifully written

So how long has Canada had reading of rights?

Looking up history of Kojak on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojak#Cultural_impact came across ...

In Canada, some Canadians were concerned that the show left an impression in Canadian youth that they had rights, such as to be informed of an offense, and that it depicted American police reading people their rights in accordance with the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_v._Arizona]Miranda ruling[/url]. In his 1980 book [i]Deference to Authority: The Case of Canada[/i], American sociologist Edgar Fredenberg who came to Canada in the early 1970s to avoid the draft was concerned that Canadians were more upset over depictions of Americans practising their civil rights on a TV show dealing with civil rights issues than that they did not have those rights.

Tony Benn...


see also http://boingboing.net/2014/03/14/tony-benn-secret-mounter-of-i.html

Glimpse at inflation over 40 years...

and on shorter timescales

A famous author calls...

We were honoured by a visit from the notorios author Mark Evans

See his interview http://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/tuesday-talk-budleigh-mu...

The Scent of Lilacs tells the story of Nazi Berlin during the
catastrophic last two weeks in April 1945, when the city was attacked
and occupied by the Red Army.  The terrible reality of the fall of
Berlin is brought to life through the day-to-day personal experiences of
ordinary soldiers and civilians as they struggle to cope

See more from his new book "Scent of Lilacs"

 

 


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