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Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
The problem is that while older people such as me have a British and an English identity, younger people are losing the sense of Britishness. That we have absolutely no festival celebrating Britishness does not help the situation.
frankbeswick, 6 days ago
Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
In that case, I would think that Britain has no national festivals as you describe. Can any Brits think of any festivals we have which celebrate Britishness?
Veronica, 7 days ago
The Fishtoft, Boston, arsenic poisoning 1875
BSG Thank you and yes indeed very good point. I think the number of possibilities made even Victorian " justice " have second thoughts. Regardless, there are no winners in this situation and how the child grew up living with tis knowledge I ...
Veronica, 7 days ago
The Fishtoft, Boston, arsenic poisoning 1875
While the water is suspected as the source, so could be the tea. Perhaps the leaves had become tainted.
blackspanielgallery, 7 days ago
Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
By national holidays I mean something that one can celebrate that brings pride in one's heritage, sometimes not really an official holiday. The Irish have Saint Patrick's Day, for example. Here we have many cultures blended, and all are ...
blackspanielgallery, 7 days ago
Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
Would you think that Bonfire Night is growing more popular. It does not seem as popular as it once was. Halloween is certainly growing in popularity. I don't know the monarch's birthday either, but I never get an invite to her birthday party. ...
frankbeswick, 8 days ago
Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
Ty I don't think we have any festivals in UK. certainly not the monarch's birthday.. I don't know when her birthday is. We have a few public holidays which are ;- New Year's Day Good Friday Easter Monday 1st Monday in May - May day Last ...
Veronica, 8 days ago
Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
Louisiana was settled by the French, passed to pain, and finally back to France, although France had Spain govern it. It did not pass to the United states until Napoleon sold it in 1803. As for the expulsion of people from Nova scotia, ...
blackspanielgallery, 8 days ago
The Fishtoft, Boston, arsenic poisoning 1875
That is because I ate heartily, as usual.
frankbeswick, 8 days ago
The Fishtoft, Boston, arsenic poisoning 1875
I am a historian first, a travel writer second and a food writer third. :) I didn't notice you not eating on Saturday evening. :)
Veronica, 8 days ago
The Fishtoft, Boston, arsenic poisoning 1875
A food writer doing an article on poisoning! And to think, I dined at your house on Saturday! Only joking. A well-researched article.
frankbeswick, 8 days ago
Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War
Catholics being expelled from Nova Scotia ? Louisiana being under Spanish control ? This is totally new to me. Thank you for once again teaching me something in your excellent, clear and patient style.
Veronica, 8 days ago
Discriminating Prejudice Against Pretty People
It worked the other way for me. When I was doing a day cover-teaching in an unpleasant secondary school a sixteen year old girl told me that she only listened to good looking male teachers. I replied, "Stay ignorant then" and walked away and ...
frankbeswick, 8 days ago
Thinking About Slavery
Thanks. However , my commitment to truth has resulted in my annoying people at times.
frankbeswick, 8 days ago
Two-Hundredth Anniversary of Silent Night
I have no idea of how other translations have gone.
blackspanielgallery, 9 days ago

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