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Ironbridge Gorge’s place in world history

The world’s first iron bridge. Continue reading

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Gloucester Cathedral and the US national anthem

An unexpected connection to American history found in Gloucester Cathedral in England. Continue reading

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Blenheim Palace and Americans

Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers an interesting intersection of American and British history. Continue reading

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A little known monument in east London

In London, directly across the Thames River from the O2 arena sits a rather obscure memorial, lost among the high rise apartment buildings surrounding it. A passerby might think it’s a modern sculpture of sorts. It’s a pile of gray … Continue reading

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American history in London

Several blocks from Trafalgar Square, with Nelson’s Column, fountains, lion statues, and pigeons, in the heart of London sits a short street of well-preserved Georgian homes in the shadow of Charing Cross station. At number 7 Craven Street, a small … Continue reading

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If this map could talk…

I stood staring at one of the largest and most compelling maps I’d ever seen, from floor to ceiling it covered an entire wall. I love maps and I could have stared at this plywood map for an hour. Its … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s private beach now open

Now this is a great idea. Interpret Queen Victoria’s beach, her bathing routine and specially-built bathing mobile, allow people to use the beach and swim in the water, and provide Victorian-era entertainment. Whoever thought of this idea is thinking outside the historic house box. 

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Downton Abbey reminds me of somewhere

Downton Abbey promotional photo  (Photo: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE) I read an interesting blog post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation about the role of place in popular television. The main example was Downton Abbey, the … Continue reading

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