Tag Archives: London

Romans in Kent: The Claudian Invasion

In 43 AD Emperor Claudius planned a major and successful invasion of Britain. In this feature we look at the lighthouses, forts and cities … Continue reading

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The 3 R’s in London, Ontario – Relaxed, Renovated and Restored.

I experienced a terrific overnight trip to London (Ontario) the other week.  An interesting City with some fine architecture and which, but for rivalry between … Continue reading

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British Isles – The Royal Warrant

The Royal Warrant is a much coveted designation. On our travels in Britain we found makers of cheese, shirts, kilts and chocolates some of … Continue reading

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Emails to my cat-sitter while I travel England

Finally a holiday for Dick and I, the two of us – together! We were in England with visits to family in Cumbria, Liverpool and … Continue reading

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England: Tales of Canterbury, Becket and Chaucer.

The Cathedral City of Canterbury is the backdrop for the conflict between King Henry ll and Archbishop Thomas Becket. Becket’s murder in the 12th … Continue reading

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England: London’s Historical Hotels

With space at a premium, London’s boutique hotels have had to make the most of every medieval nook and cranny. The result gleaned from … Continue reading

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England: Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is soaked in history from beheadings to betrayals and was built for Henry the V111th in 1515. It is located just … Continue reading

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England: Cruising the River Thames

London was built on the Thames and this cruise gives a sense of the city that was once capital of the world’s greatest empire. … Continue reading

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The Canals of London, England

London may be a bustling capital with famous landmarks but venture off the tourist trail and you can spend an afternoon cruising through the … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 9: War and the Settlers

After the Americans had defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of the Thames – the south western region … Continue reading

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