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Nelson Serves the French another Unpalatable Dish

On the 1st of August 1798, the Royal Navy, under Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, surrounded the fleet of the French Republic in Aboukir Bay, in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt and gave them a thorough thrashing, stranding Napoleon Bonaparte’s army … Continue reading

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At your Convenience

We largely tend to take the lavatory for granted nowadays, but in pre-Victorian times, the average person’s daily constitutional would have likely involved varying levels of discomfort, draughts and conspicuousness in the open landscape. If one had the means, one … Continue reading

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