Monthly Archives: February 2018

First Impressions Count: Dracula and Other Noble Bloodsuckers

by Mr. Dracula. Bob Dracula. Jim Dracula. No, they just don’t quite have the same ring as the name we all know and love: Count Dracula. For the countless numbers of us who’ve grown up simply taking it for granted … Continue reading

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Horse & Hound (& More): The Nobility and Sport

by In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Britain. Not only that, but in 2016, following the death of the previous record-holder, the king of Thailand, Elizabeth became the longest currently reigning monarch in … Continue reading

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Spreading the Love, Royal Style

by One of the more troubling eras for the British monarchy was as recent as the 1990s, when a great deal of global public attention became concentrated on the marital breakdown of the once-celebrated couple Prince Charles and Princess Diana. … Continue reading

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A Rough Guide to the UK Crown Jewels

by Ever since the dawn of civilisation, and perhaps before, gemstones and rare metals have held an especial fascination for human beings. Mostly this was because of their rarity, and the difficulty involved in locating and cutting them from the … Continue reading

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