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Bonnets, Bustles & Ballrooms: Victorian and Edwardian Period Dramas

Bonnets, Bustles & Ballrooms: Victorian and Edwardian Period Dramas

I tried to put together a list of films set in the years between 1815 and World War I. It’s not exhaustive, and I’m not saying they’re all good (or even that I saw them all) but it’s a start for getting your Victorian and Edwardian fix, anyway. A Christmas Carol  (1999) A Dangerous Method (2011) A

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Perennial Favourites: Sweets & Chocolates That Are Still Around

Perennial Favourites: Sweets & Chocolates That Are Still Around

Just for fun, I collected some of the sweets and treats that were around in the early part of the 20th century which you can still find in stores today. There are surprisingly many of them, and some of them are still major bestsellers, like Toblerone,  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers. Due to globalisation and

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Year 17 - a quiz

Year 17 – a quiz

  Loading What happened in ’17?

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