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April turns to May

The British Drink The British are known the world over for their love of tea, it is true, we Brits are not just famous for drinking Beer or Gin! Tea represents a refined social image but the history of the drink is one that fuelled wars and revolutions. On April 27th 1773, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act which has since been recognised as one of the causes of the...

Cry for God! Harry! And Saint George!

A welcome holiday for us in Aragón as we celebrate the day of Saint George, we take the chance to explore his story as well as the peculiarly British “No News Day” and the fever of the armchair treasure hunt that gripped the world in the early 1980s. We surprise ourselves with how much of the modern language was born in the roaring 1920s and then polish it all off...

A Night to Remember

The tales of the Titanic April 15th is the 109th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. We know the story of the unsinkable ship, the largest object built by man, the monument to hubris that foundered in the icy Atlantic with an appalling lack of lifeboat spaces resulting in a huge number of casualties. “One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic” is a comment attributed to Stalin. It...

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