Monthly Archives: May 2011

Caesar and the King

On the morning of Friday, 20th May 1910, two weeks after his death, Edward VII’s funeral procession made its way through London. It was a massive affair, involving royal dignitaries from most of the royal families of Europe; but a … Continue reading

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The sinking of the Lusitania

This week of cataloguing I came across a rather sad and strange reminder that our project is gradually approaching the 1st world war. In my 1907’s shelf of books I found the ‘launch book’ for the Lusitania, the ocean liner … Continue reading

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