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Eight Things You Didn’t Know About The Russian Revolution By Stephen Davis, author of The Tsar’s Banker

One hundred years ago in 1917 the Russian revolution swept away the Russian Royal Family. Today, the story of Tsar Nicholas II, Alexandra and their family continues to hold a fascination for the world.  Here are eight facts you might not know about the Russian Revolution. 

A Special Service Was Held To Mark The Centenary of The Start of the Battle of Passchendaele

A total of 1,300 men from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland lost their lives during the course of the battle, officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, which became infamous not only for the scale of casualties, but also for the mud. 

Perfume & Its Origins

Best Selling Mens Fragrances 1970  Faberge Brut - Leeming Hai Karate - MEM English Leather Shulton Old Spice - Paco Rabanne Pour Homme Shulton Pierre Cardin - Ralph Lauren Polo - Jovan Musk for Men  Best Selling Mens Fragrances 1980 

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27th, 1932, at Heathwood, her family's home on 8 Wildwood Road in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London. She received dual citizenship at birth, as her parents, were United States citizens. They moved to London in 1929. 

Commemorative Stamps feature Leicester Church stained glass windows

The stained glass windows depicting Masonic symbols from St Peter’s Church, Highfields, Leicester are to be included in a beautifully designed commemorative sheet of ten images of Masonic stained glass windows and Royal Mail stamps produced by The Masonic Philatelic Club, in conjunction with The Roy

Beds Through The Ages

Some of the earliest beds were little more than piles of straw or some other natural material (e.g. a heap of palm leaves, animal skins, or dried bracken). An important change was raising them off the ground, to avoid drafts, dirt, and pests.

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