Monthly Archives: August 2020

King George IV, 1820-1830

George IV became king in 1820 and died in 1830.  His statue in Trafalgar Square is a bronze by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, completed in 1828, in which (at his own request) George IV is “dressed in ancient Roman attire … Continue reading

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Mama told me a lot…but she never told me there would be days like this!

Remember the song:  “Mama said there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this my mama said.”  (Thanks to suzieflamingo for the lyrics correction.) First off, I will just have to say I miss my mother…but since I seem … Continue reading

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About those statues…

I know we have all read and heard a lot of things of late regarding historical statues, and “erasing” history.  I am not advocating erasing history, nor am I advocating glorifying people and causes that should not be glorified.  It … Continue reading

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Clock Redux: Time Passes

It has been interesting to learn so much of the history of some of the places we saw in September 2006–our first, and thus far only trip to London not counting the two times we changed planes on the way … Continue reading

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The Great Clock at St. Paul’s Cathedral

This is not the Great Clock–Langley Bradley’s “celebrated piece of mechanism…in the year 1708, in accordance with the instructions given by the great architect of the structure, Sir Christopher Wren” (The Nottinghamshire Guardian, Apr 2, 1869, p. 10).  Wren’s plans for … Continue reading

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