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Princess Diana - Queen of Hearts
Princess Diana's death caused an unprecedented outpouring of grief in England. A woman who did not always find life easy, mother of a future king, Diana had worked her way in to the nation's heart and soul.
Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee
Having spent sixty years on the throne Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. An extra Bank Holiday to celebrate the Jubilee on 5 June is one of many ways the British people are marking this auspicious occasion.
Queen of Puddings
Queen of Puddings is a feast of custard, jam and meringue. Rumour has it that the pudding was created for Queen Victora in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace...
Queen Victoria was Britain’s longest reigning monarch, ruling from 1837-1901. She gave her name to the people of her era – the Victorians.
Real Fast Food - Book Review
Nigel Slaters’s book Real Fast Food is a delight – a cookery bible for the modern world. The recipes focus on fresh ingredients and meals that can be made (mostly) in half an hour or less.
Real Fast Puddings - Book Review
Real Fast Puddings by Nigel Slater concentrates on puddings which are quick and easy to make. The book focuses on seasonal recipes, many of which use fruits and thus are not very heavy or calorie-laden.
When the Romans invaded Britain they needed highways along which to transport their men and supplies. Thus they brough the considerable might of their expertise in road building to England.
Roman Sunset - Book Review
Roman Sunset by Elizabeth May is set in what we now call northern England and southern Scotland in the early fifth century, in the days when Romans were leaving British shores. The book paints a picture of different peoples - from Picts to Romans - fighting for dominance in a changing world.
Siegfried Sassoon is remembered as one of the great First World War poets. It could be said that the war was the making of him; although he clearly knew that poetry was his vocation it took the war to bring out both his courage as a leader of men and his brutally honest mastery of language.
Snow in England
Snowfall in England is a rare occurrence, and even with preparation the country can grind to a halt. Schools close, public transport services are suspeneded, roads are impassable and many, many adults unable to get to work enjoy a day off in the snow...
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