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THE GREAT STORM OF 1703 – AN 18TH CENTURY TRAGEDY

15 February 2018

Image courtesy of the Royal Museums, Greenwich. Today I am delighted to offer a guest post to freelance writer Lucy Lawrence. She has many years experience across a variety of sectors,...

A century of slow progress for women – from the vote to equality.

6 February 2018

Exactly one hundred years ago  the Representation of the People Act received the Royal Assent from George V. The historic day, 6 February 1918, gave approximately 8.4 million women...

A Georgian gem in Martinique … Château Dubuc

5 February 2018

View over the sugar refining area towards the Atlantic coast Ruined outbuildings   Arriving on Martinique I was expecting it to be French – very French – and indeed...

Slavery on Cuba after 1804 – coffee plantation style

30 January 2018

Exterior of the coffee plantation building Landing at Santiago de Cuba (on the southern side of the island of Cuba) I must admit that I was at a loss to decide what to see – memorials...