In 1913, suffragettes asked a
British official why the cricket
pavilion in Tunbridge Wells didn’t
allow women. He replied, “It is
not true that women are banned
from the pavilion. Who do you
think makes the teas?” They
burned the pavilion down in protest. SourceSource 2
Without words for this place… As much as I love researching locations before a trip, nothing compares to seeing a place like this with your own eyes - especially since it was only a vague hint on Google earth that led me here.
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Richard III wasn’t the hunchback he
was reputed to be. Recent evidence
shows his slight spinal deformity would
have been unnoticeable, and
Shakespeare only called him a
‘hunchback toad’ to please Queen
Elizabeth. Her grandfather, Henry Tudor,
had defeated Richard, who then became
the last English King to die in battle. Source
3D reconstructions of Richard III’s spine
Depictions seen on stage and screen of Richard III
As the turf war between Larry the cat and Palmerston (@Diplomog) intensifies, the Telegraph is literally creating maps of the ever increasing number of official cats who are now civil servants. (This is part PR move, part necessity as Westminster is full of old buildings, overrun by mice.) The newest cat is called Cromwell, a name which has been causing controversy.