Sink me the ship, master gunner!

Sink me the ship, master gunner!

by BigJules

On this day in 1591, The Battle of Flores began, a naval engagement of the Anglo-Spanish War. It was fought off the Island of Flores, one of the Azores, islands set in the Atlantic 850 miles west of Portugal.

Facing each other were an English fleet of 22 ships under Lord Thomas Howard and a Spanish fleet of 53 ships.

One particular incident would go down in history and be inspiration for one of the English language’s greatest poets.


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London Transport Museum turns the spotlight on London’s dark side at new Night Shift – London After Dark exhibition


Hedonists, rat catchers, jazz-lovers and hacks help London come alive after dark at Night Shift, an illuminating new exhibition at London Transport Museum celebrating the nocturnal lives of Londoners and the transport heritage that has met their needs since 1913.

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Windsor Festival 2015 releases final ‘Walks and Tours’ tickets


Historical walks and tours and humorous outings nearly sold out!

Windsor, 13 August 2015

Windsor Festival is celebrating 45 years in autumn 2015. The highly respected annual arts festival will be located within and around the grounds of Windsor Castle, by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen, from 20th September 2015 to 4th October 2015.

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Close but no cigar: How 16th Century observations paved the way for Darwin’s landmark study

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Crispin van de Passe’s Primrose (~1605)






Documents dating back to the 16th Century provide a unique insight into one of Darwin’s landmark studies – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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