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A Day at Hampton Court – 2011

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One of Henry VIII affectionate love letters to Anne Boylen

My mistress and friend My heart and I surrender ourselves into your hands, beseeching you to hold us commended to your favour, and that by absence your affeftion to us may not be lessened: for it were a great pity to increase our pain, … Continue reading

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The subject of universal conversation – Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire

“When she appeared, every eye turned towards her; when absent, she was the subject of universal conversation.” -French diplomat Louis Dutens. The first born of her parents and their favourite, Georgina grew up to be charming but like her mother’s … Continue reading

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The Battle of Trafalgar 1805

Location : Off Cape Trafalgar, south of Cadiz, Spain Date : 21 October 1805 Forces: British 27 ships of the line, French and Spanish 33 ships of the line Casualties: British 449 killed, French and Spanish 4,408 killed The battle … Continue reading

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