Five Minutes with John Challis

The name John Challis might not be instantly recognisable to our readers. But once you see his trademark moustache and hear his infamous laugh, he will be instantly recognisable to millions as Boycie from Only Fools and Horses. Born in Bristol but brought up in South East London, John’s big break was when he got offered the role to play second-hand car dealer, Boycie – a role he played on…
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Swedish palace up for sale

Skottorp Palace, located inin the Swedish province ofHalland, is up for sale for30 million Swedish kronor ($3.75 million). It contains two floors,six additional sidebuildings and has a park and a moat. It was declared a historic building in…
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The legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales

One would almost have to live under a rock, not to at least notice the abundance of news related to the late Diana, Princess of Wales as of late. For Royal Watchers and those alike, the connection to the news is the fact that the 31st of August marks the 20th anniversary of her tragic death. Although calling many of the stories that have come out ‘news’ is terribly generous and if you…
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Taking a Look at the Order of the Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is considered to be the most prestigious chivalric order in Great Britain, so let’s take a look at the history behind it. Founded in 1348 by King Edward III, who was “so inspired by the tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the…
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Review: Princess Diana Book – 20th Anniversary Edition

As 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, new publications and documentaries are being released to memorialise the late Princess. Historic Newspapers has published an edition of their newspaper history series about Diana called Princess Diana Book – 20th Anniversary Edition. The book, which comes in a gift box with your name engraved on the front and a quote of…
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Private Eye criticised for 'distasteful' Diana front page

The satirical magazine, Private Eye, has been branded as ‘distasteful’ by social media users after the latest edition refers to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are depicted on the front page, in which speech bubbles are mocked in above their heads. Camilla’s speech bubble reads ‘The anniversary isn’t going so…
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