St George

The Princess and the dragon The story of a Princess being saved from a dragon is found in many legends. One of the earliest example of this motif is Perseus saving Andromeda. St. George and the dragon is a medieval legend in a similar vein. This one has strong Christian overtones as St George was a Christian knight. The… More St George

The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett

Percy Fawcett Lieutenant Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett DSO was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America. In 1925, along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappeared during an expedition to find the lost city he called “Z“. Percy Fawcett theorized that a complex civilization once existed in the Amazon region and began explorations… More The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett

Howard Carter

Howard Carter Howard Carter was born on  May 9 1874. He was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun in November 1922. He died on 2 March 1939. Expert In 1907 Lord Carnarvon approached Gaston Maspero seeking advice in finding an expert to head his… More Howard Carter

Happy 90th Birthday

Today is the Queen’s 90th birthday Today the Queen becomes the first British monarch to reach 90 and become a nonagenarian. There are a number of official events starting in May to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday. Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 May: The Queen and Members of the Royal Family will attend a pageant… More Happy 90th Birthday

Queen’s 90th birthday

The Queen celebrates two birthdays Each year the Queen celebrates her actual birthday (21 April) and her official birthday (a Saturday in June). Why two dates? When the monarch’s actual birthday is not in the summer, an official date is selected to mark the Sovereigns’ birthday. For example although King Edward VII was born on 9 November, his official… More Queen’s 90th birthday

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Take a tour of Evelina’s Georgian London Described as a “landmark in the development of the novel of manners”, Evelina is the first novel written by a self-educated female author of enlightenment, Fanny Burney. It was first published in 1778. Follow Evelina’s journey around the streets of Georgian London while learning more about the themes running through the novel; how women of differing… More Celebrate International Women’s Day