1. That Heart of Flame, Hot Rupert


    11/02/2013 by noonobservation

    Thanks to my blog, my Christmas presents this year included no less than 12 history books – joy! Unfortunately, this …
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  2. Les Misérables and the Mysterious French 19th Century


    21/01/2013 by noonobservation

    I went to see Les Misérables last weekend, with the result that I’ve been feeling a little overwrought. This is partly …
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  3. Pauline Bonaparte: Keeping it in the Family


    11/01/2013 by noonobservation

    What do you do if you’re young, attractive, witty, fabulously wealthy and your brother is Emperor of Europe? I would …
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  4. Charades with the Hamiltons


    27/12/2012 by noonobservation

    It’s important to remember what Christmas is all about. As well as lunchtime gin, TV-related arguments and meat-sweats, Christmas is …
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  5. Manfred von Richthofen: Baddy or Just German?


    19/12/2012 by noonobservation

    Manfred von Richthofen was credited with 80 combat victories by his death, aged just 25. At the age of 31, …
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  6. The Colour of History


    07/12/2012 by noonobservation

    This week I thought it was time to revisit my main thesis. This has absolutely nothing to do with my …
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  7. Historical Uniform Dating


    30/11/2012 by noonobservation

    Being an aged spinster, I am constantly bombarded with suggestions that I might like to meet hot men, rich men, men into …
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