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Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen,
You're History will be taking part in the London Edge trade show on September 4-6th in the big smoke of Londonium, the capital city of our green and pleasant land.
For those of you who have enquired about trade in the past, this is the perfect opportunity to come and see our wares with your own two eyes. Plus you have the luxury of meeting our fine selves! So come down and converse about life, fine literature, food, history, art..... Anything your heart desires really, all with with the lure of fine alcoholic spirits at the bar not metres from our exhibit.
If you would like to discuss trade possibilites beforehand however, write us an email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a new line which we will be displaying for the very first time at Edge. We've kept it all secret, like a mysteriously beautiful woman at a masked party. We haven't given anything away, not even a bit of ankle. Wait for the unveiling at Edge, she'll be worth the wait.
Until then my friends, be exquisite.
The Deathly Gentleman
Southsea. Good pubs, good shops, a dodgy rollercoaster...lots of creative people. Photography, music, design...there’s some seriously good stuff happening.
It’s also the home of a few historical beauties, including one of our favourite monarch’s (Henry VIII) flagship castle, Southsea Castle. Admittedly, it doesn’t look overly impressive from the outside, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Not many turrets, but there is a lighthouse.
The Thames flows through the heart of London. During the Victorian era it was an essential part of day-to-day life, providing water for everything – from drinking to cooking to bathing. But it was also disgustingly polluted. And for many thousands, it proved somewhat deadly.
In the 15th Century, St George's Day was as big as Christmas. That's no longer the case, but the legend of this Roman soldier who went about killing a dragon is still pretty cool. So get that red rose in your lapel and enjoy the sunshine.
I'm off to have a calippo.
We’re lucky to have a lot of history right on our doorstep. Talk about convenient. Warblington is a small suburb of a local town just a couple of minutes from us. Its most impressive landmark is a large solitary tower which stands out in the fields which surround it.
Although commonly referred to as ‘Warblington Castle’ , it was actually a large fortified manor house, which was thought to have a moat, a chapel and an armoury (so not exactly your standard house).
In the last blog we talked about St Leonard’s Church and how it reminded us of the Parisian Catacombs. So we thought we’d look at the catacombs in more depth – particularly as for us, the catacombs are a big influence on how we developed our brand.
The Catacombs of Paris, like St Leonard’s Church, is an ossuary (the final resting place for skeletal remains). The Catacombs hold the remains of around six million people, which dwarfs St Leonard’s 4,000. It’s an astonishing collection of bones and skulls, not only because of the sheer number involved, but because of their intricate design and arrangement.
The Bills of Mortality were designed to monitor deaths in London during that pleasant period of plague.
They were started in around 1592, and soon became a weekly publication. The information was collected by local Parish Clerks. By 1629, the cause of death was also being provided. It's these publications that provide the most interest, even if they are a little gruesome.
Black Hand - it’s a pretty ominous sounding group. That's confirmed when you hear its motto - 'Unity or Death'
Black Hand was a military secret society founded in Serbia in the early 1900s. Its aim was to create a greater Serbia, uniting the Serbian populations across the territories annexed by Austria-Hungary.