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frank-sanello's picture
Oct.07.2011
Winners and Losers in a Dangerous Royal Derby King Juan Carlos of Spain Ex-King Simeon and Current Prime Minister of Bulgaria Murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra Murdered King Alexander and Queen Draga of Serbia Woodrow Wilson tricked an isolationist America into...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.06.2011
Prince William is the eldest son of the heir apparent of the British Sovereign. You knew that already right? But what is the British Sovereign? Sovereign stems from the Latin meaning of “super, above”. The dictionary also uses words to describe sovereign as: “chief, highest, supreme and entitled to...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.04.2011
I find it interesting that people have a tendency to think English when they think princess but history will show that being Jewish does not exclude one from being a European princess. People don't realize that the world was much smaller back in the Middle Ages and a thorough look back into history...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.03.2011
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m related to William the Conqueror?” My mother used to say it. I’m still working on that trail. Dear William built the Tower of London after 1066. Historians say William’s building of his White Tower along the River Thames was part of a strategy that...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.28.2011
Yes. Technically speaking, the Princess of Wales is the “consort of a prince.” Sounds a little naughty but it’s not. The definitions which fit Princess Kate’s current state are: partner, companion, wife, spouse, associate and to keep company. Archaically speaking (archaic meaning old-fashioned or...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.20.2011
Millions of people living under poor conditions led to the demise of early London when filth helped spread the Black Death during the middle 1300s and again during the plague of 1665. But where the plagues didn’t reach, a fire did. A huge fire in old London in 1666 destroyed most of the slums....
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.05.2011
The ancient Celts may have liked to keep the skulls of their enemies (believing it provided subservience of the enemy’s soul) but in 809, when an ancient Bulgarian leader, Tsar Krum, killed his enemy (the Emperor Nicephorus) legend has it that Tsar Krum “fashioned his enemy’s skull into a drinking...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.12.2011
By Louise GrayEnd of of Harry Potter 'awful' says Prince CharlesThe Prince of Wales has lamented the end of Harry Potter's wizarding adventures as a blow to children learning to read. Prince Charles "said how awful it was that there no more Harry Potter books to come." Photo: REUTERS...
kevin-arnold's picture
Jul.01.2011
Internationally-known author and journalist, Oxford-educated Simon Winchester is becoming an American Citizen.  He came to San Jose State as a Lurie Fellow when I was doing my MFA there.  I enjoyed his wit and irreverent style and always thought of him as the consummate British Citizen.  But in...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.30.2011
Making a cult figure into a caricature is par for the course and in fact an ‘occupational hazard’. So, doing a ‘Diana at 50’ is not quite as repulsive as the devotees of divadom would like to believe. What is a tad ugh is that it appears in Newsweek and not Hello or Ok or Vanity Fair or Marie...