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  • Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), Part IV
    Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), Part IV
    In 2003, Gollancz published The New Discworld Companion. It was an updated edition of The Discworld Companion by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs that had been published in 1994.In 2004, to mark the twenty-first anniversary of the publication of...
  • Ben Moynihan jailed 21 years
    Ben Moynihan jailed 21 years: 'Virgin ripper' gets 21 years for knifing up women
    Ben Moynihan is to be jailed 21 years for his disturbing “crimes of passion.” The 18-year-old teen from Portsmouth, Hampshire on the south coast of England confessed to the attempted murders and stabbing attacks of three women, all...
  • Richard II fundraising poster at Leicester Cathedral
    King Richard III to receive royal funeral 530 years after his battlefield death
    The skeleton of King Richard III, Britain’s “lost monarch,” was famously discovered under an asphalt car park in Leicester in 2012.This month, the battle-savaged skeleton of the king will be given a proper royal funeral in...
  • William Penn
    William Penn acquired land for the Quakers
    Though he did not set out to do so, William Penn successfully found a home for England’s Quakers. Originally established by George Fox in 1647, the Quaker religion responded to the need of people who were tired of the "showmanship"...
  • A dark secret is revealed in 'Crimson Peak'
    A dark secret is revealed in 'Crimson Peak'
    Following in the wake of a family tragedy, Edith Cushing, an aspiring young authoress, marries Sir Thomas Sharpe, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery. Edith soon finds herself torn between desire and a darkness that she doesn’t...
  • England vs. New Zealand
    England vs. New Zealand 2015 live stream & odds for Cricket World Cup match
    The England vs. New Zealand live stream and televised match will top off the 2015 Cricket World Cup schedule on Thursday for United States viewers. The New Zealand team is currently leading the Pool A table with a 2-0 record and 4-points start to...
  • Natalie Alllman
    Brutalized mother ordered to write to abuser by court
    The face of Natalie Allman tells the story. Two black eyes, her body badly beaten and her throat slashed by her fiancée all done while in front of her two children. The horrific assault took place in her home over a period of hours, her assailant...
  • Merry ol' England
    Travelin': Two Brews from Across the Pond for Derby Weekend
    A new year, and a new feature here at the Los Angeles Craft Beer Examiner page! Introducing Travelin', where I sample beers made outside our fifty states, to give you, the reader, some inspiration to try something crafted outside the confines...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass begins his newspaper
    Few individuals would ever be upset with too much good news – least of all Frederick Douglass. Hot on the heels of learning about his newly purchased freedom, Frederick Douglass received even more good news - the friends who raised the money...
  • Nellie Bly
    Circling the world in 72 days
    French novelist Jules Verne took all of us on an exciting adventure in 1873, in the company wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg, and his beloved French valet Passepartout, as we ventured around the world in eighty days. Seeking to turn fiction into...
  • Paddling Accidents on the River Avon
    Tragic accidents claimed the lives of paddlers in English River.
    The River Avon near Bristol, England has been the scene of two deaths by drowning according to the BBC News. The most recent fatality occurred on January 19, 2019, when a kayak capsized and the lone occupant perished before rescuers could recover...
  • England's past and present woven together by sheep
    England's past and present woven together by sheep
    A sheep farmer feels right at home in the countryside of England. Everywhere resides a reference to the long history of raising sheep in the British Isles. What else could one do in a cold, wet country to stay warm and dry other than raise...
  • Canute's North Sea Empire
    Canute the Great: King of England
    Viking warlord Canute the Great conquered England through military action and treaty negotiations. He assumed the English throne on Christmas Day 1016. Canute ruled the English for nineteen years. During that period, he protected England against...
  • Englis Bubbly
    British bubbly to brighten BAFTA event
    It’s officially ‘Awards Season’ in Los Angeles which means there will be plenty of Champagne and Sparkling wines being poured at a myriad of related events.This year’s celebrations will get off to a rather unique start when...
  • House Hunters International
    House Hunters International: Move to London with The Gavrin Family
    In the most recent episode of House Hunters International, Lori Gavrin, a scientist, is moving from Norristown, Pennsylvania to London, to start a new job. Her husband, Andy, lovingly supportive, is giving up his dream job with a brewery to start...