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London Bridge Is Falling Down
The nursery rhyme London Bridge Is Falling down, with an easily rememberable, singsong tune, holds historical truths that children may not realise, which their parents may not know or have forgotten...
London Under - Book Review
Peter Ackroyd's London Under offers fascinating insights into parts of the city that lie below ground and explores subjects ranging from holy wells and sacred springs to the London Underground.
Margaret Thatcher, first female British Prime Minister, held office for over ten years. She was the longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century.
Marmite - You Either Love It Or Hate It
“You either love it or hate it” is a classic slogan associated with Marmite, a strong, salty spread which has held the English nation captive for over a century. Find out more about Marmite – origins, history and some suggestions for perfect Marmite moments...
Murder In The Cathedral
St Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is remembered on 29 December – the day he was murdered by four of King Henry II’s men in Canterbury Cathedral.
Nigella Lawson is a successful woman whose life, loves and memories infuse her work and her passions. Looking younger than her years on a diet which would appear to be often rich and calorie laden she is a great advertisement for her philosophy on life and food.
Olympic Sports - Aquatics
Aquatics encompasses four Olympic disciplines – Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo. All but Synchronised Swimming – one of two women only Olympic events - were introduced as Olympic sports in the early twentieth century.
Olympic Sports - Archery
Archery events at the London 2012 Olympics will include men's and women's individual and team events. This article looks at English archery past and present.
Olympic Sports - Boxing
Boxing has a long history. An early version of the sport was played in the ancient Olympic Games in Greece. Boxing first appeared in the modern Olympic Games in 1904, by which time it was an established sport in Britain.
Olympic Sports - Canoeing
Olympic Canoeing involves two disciplines – Slalom and Sprint. There are separate events for canoes and kayaks, and for different sized craft. Canoeing has been an Olympic event since 1936 at the Berlin Games.
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