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QUIZ! Which Roman Goddess Are You?

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Forget the heavy burdens of 21st Century life…transport your mind back to the heavens above the ancient city of Rome. You are a Goddess devoted to your people, who in turn worship you, and build…

Meet The New Dutch King & Queen!

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On April 30th 2013, the Netherlands got a new head of state. After thirty-three years, and on live TV, Queen Beatrix abdicated her crown to her son Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Máxima. King Willem-Alexander…

Brutus Vs Caesar

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One was hailed a dictator, the other a saviour of Rome. One wanted reform, the other wanted to save the Republic. Brutus Vs. Caesar. Good Vs. Evil. Murderer Vs. Murderer. Whose team would you have…

Time Travelling; Georgian Style…

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Source: no1royalcrescent.org.uk Imagine stepping through a door that will take you back in time. Where would you go? What would you see? Well, on the 21st June 2013 that is exactly what you will be able to…

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Mistress of Rome

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Jealousy. Lust. Betrayal. Passion. I mean, what more could you want from a book?! Certainly for me, ‘Mistress of Rome’ has it all…and then some! This book, which is the first part of a trilogy that I…

Are we the modern day Gatsby?

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Sex, Drugs and the Charleston. During the ‘Roaring 20’s’, life for the rich and famous was a riot. Flappers, decadence and an economy on the brink of an abyss; Scott Fitzgerald’s book is as relevant…

Odd Jobs At The National Trust

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Sarah Merriman, Visitor Experience Manager at Wimpole Estate, has done all sorts of things in the 8 years she’s worked for the National Trust. Here she shares 10 weird and wonderful things she’s learnt how…

The ‘Historical’ Bling Ring

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This summer sees release of the film, ‘The Bling Ring’, starring everyone’s favourite witch, Emma Watson. Based on a true story, the films sees the characters robbing homes of celebrities, including Paris Hilton and Kirsten Dunst….

The Real Housewives of Versailles

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My husband and I were warned prior to traveling from Paris to Versailles; apparently we would be sorry to spend more than a day there. “You’ll be bored silly,” people scoffed. I now realize those…