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What I Remember on the Fifth of November: The Glorious Revolution over Guy Fawkes


The Huffington Post published my column “The Truth about Guy Fawkes’ Day“, on what we should remember on the fifth of November. In this blog entry, I’ve posted some documentaries  on the Fifth of November 1605 and the Fifth of … Continue reading

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David Starkey’s Historical Documentaries on the Monarchy


For an excellent history of the monarchy in the United Kingdom, I highly recommend David Starkey’s series Monarchy, which he adapted from his latest book Crown & Country – The Kings and Queens of England: A History. He devotes a … Continue reading

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A True Parliamentarist: The Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives Dr Lockwood Smith


In “The Role of the Speaker”, The Speaker of the House of Representatives Lockwood Smith talked about the history of parliament as an institution and the core function, or main authority, of the House of Representatives: to hold the Crown … Continue reading

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