Auspicious Timing?

The second season episodes of the most expensive TV series ever produced, The Crown, which cost a mere $130M, just dropped on Netflix a few days ago. It's interesting timing, because today is the 81st anniversary of the day that Britain's King Edward VIII renounced the throne, so he could marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee.

2017-12-12T05:02:57-07:00Monday, December 11, 2017|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , , , , , |

Long Live the Queen…but which one?

Today is Victoria Day, a public holiday here in Canada. Queen Victoria, until now, was the longest reigning monarch in the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth is set to blitz that record.   When? You’d think that would be a fairly simple answer, but it turns out that it isn’t. Just to begin, Queen Elizabeth’s reign includes

2015-05-18T11:08:58-06:00Monday, May 18, 2015|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , |
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