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The Origins of English Wine

During their occupation the Romans introduced wine making to England, even trying to grow grapes as far north as Lincolnshire. And winemaking continued at least down to the time of the Normans with over 40 vineyards in England mentioned in … Continue reading

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The Italian Experience

Italian cuisine, developed through centuries of social and political change, has its roots as far back as the 4th century. It is heavily influenced by Etruscan, ancient Greek, ancient Roman, Byzantine, and Jewish cusine. With the discovery of the New … Continue reading

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And So To Bed . . .

Having invested in our new house one of the next major considerations must be where does one lay ones head? The bed has a long and chequered history. What started out in the far off mists of time as a simple … Continue reading

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Egg or Ey

Eggs have been on the menu since the dawn of time. There is archaeological evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age. Their history as a foodstuff is as complex and diverse as the recipes they contribute to. … Continue reading

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Regional England : The Three D’s

Derbyshire, Durham & Dorset Derbyshire is a hugely diverse county. Its cities and towns co-exist with spectacular scenery, while industry and leisure work hand in hand to ensure the protection of the countryside. The main city is Derby. Although steeped … Continue reading

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The Queen of Hearts

When, in 1547, Henry VIII died, Elizabeth Tudor as a daughter of the late King came in line to inherit the throne (she was also in Henry’s will as an heir) and as such she became a very eligible young … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of Dundee

Dundee : Jute, Jam and Journalism Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland and the 39th most populous settlement in the United Kingdom. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which … Continue reading

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