Guest Long Read: Great Britons – Too Late! The Story of General Charles George Gordon in the Sudan

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By Christopher Saunders He was short – five-foot-six – and stocky, face bristling with chestnut whiskers. But most striking were his eyes. “His clear blue eye… possess[ed] a magic power over all who came within its influence,” W.G. Lilley … [Read more...]

Brit History Long Read: The Last of the Brudenells – Everything You Need to Know About Lord Cardigan and the Charge of the Light Brigade

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On October 16th, 1793, James Thomas Brudenell was born in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire to George Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan and Penelope Cooke. The only son among seven sisters, James grew up pampered and spoiled. He stood to inherit the Brudenell … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Echoes of the Battle of Trafalgar at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Because of his towering height, Captain Hardy had to crouch below the beams in the lower deck of HMS Victory. It was quite a scene. Gunpowder still thick in the air. A legend lay dying. It was Hardy's task to inform Nelson that they were victorious … [Read more...]