Does anybody have a picture of the piano in the little house?
Presumably you’re talking about this little house? You can see more of the interior here and here but unfortunately there are no photographs of a piano and to be honest I don’t know anything about it. I know a couple of royal blogs follow me and maybe they’ll see this and could help me out?
I’m reading the article on the daily mail talking about the 4 generations photo taken at George’s christening and it’s really getting to me. It’s talking about how the only other time such a picture was taken was during the reign of Victoria and it says:
He lies on Queen Victoria’s lap — a…
When people ask me why I like the royal family, this is why. Living history.
Hey! Love your blog--I was wondering if you could help me out with something. A while back you posted something about one of the queens of England a system her mother and advisor had parented her by to keep her dependent. Sorry if it doesn't ring any bells, I've just been looking for ages!
Anyone who has followed this blog for the last year or so perhaps recalls the Advent Calendar of Oddments 2012. Unfortunately, due to a combination of my laziness and my having used most available material in last year’s effort, there will be no 2013 edition. Instead I’ve gratuitously reblogged myself so those who haven’t seen these before can enjoy them, and those who have can perhaps have another look or whatever.
This is not to say I have no Christmas themed oddments whatsoever this year, just fewer, and I shall post them sporadically throughout the month!
I was just wondering about Guy Fawkes Day. Do the British celebrate because he was caught and it didn't happen or do they celebrate because he tried and it's in honor of him trying to kill the King?
We celebrate his failure although for most people I’m sure the historical significance of the event has been forgotten!
Shortly after the event in 1605 the government issued the ‘Observance of 5th November Act’ which called for a public thanksgiving for the failure of the plot. Over time this has developed from having strong anti-Catholic overtones to today, when friends and families gather, light a bonfire, watch fireworks displays and eat warm food! Sometimes we burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes too!