P.G. Wodehouse

Sir P.G. (Pelham Grenville, nicknamed ‘Plum’) Wodehouse (1881-1975), from Surrey, became one of Britain’s best-loved and most…

Dinosauria

The first dinosaur bone to be identified as such, albeit 166 years later, was dug up in…

‘Bunty’ and ‘Jackie’

‘Bunty‘ and ‘Jackie‘ magazines were both published weekly by the same company that produced ‘The Beano’ and…

Summer Solstice

Sunrise on the day of the Summer Solstice ranges from about 3.35am to 4.45am north to south…

Andy Murray

Sir Andrew Barron Murray (1987-) is the UK’s most successful professional tennis player since Oxford-born Tim Henman…

The Brexit Party

2019 was the year the Brexit Party emerged as a phenomenal grass-roots success in British politics, focused…

Small Claims

In 1973, when the Small Claims track for legal proceedings was introduced in the UK, it was…

The fire extinguisher

After the Great Fire of London in 1666 there was a gradual move towards organised firefighting (initially…

The Venerable Bede

Bede (672/3-735) was a monk who spent his life in Northumbria, mostly in St. Paul’s Monastery in…

Sandringham Estate

While the Crown owns thousands of properties in the UK,  just a few are registered to the…

Restoration Comedy

Given that youth sub-cultures (e.g. punk, hippy, emo, rocker) deliberately set out on an irreverent, anti-establishment path,…