Posts Tagged ‘uk20c’

Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010) – IMDb

June 4, 2017

Annus horribilis – Wikipedia

March 12, 2017


The phrase annus horribilis was used in 1891 to describe 1870, the year in which the Roman Catholic church defined the dogma of papal infallibility;[1] but it was brought to prominence by Queen Elizabeth II in a speech to Guildhall on 24 November 1992, marking the 40th anniversary of her accession, in which she described the year as an annus horribilis.[2]

1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an annus horribilis.

The "sympathetic correspondent" was later revealed to be her former assistant private secretary, Sir Edward Ford. The unpleasant events which happened to the Royal Family in this year include:


Which Dystopian Novel Got It Right: Orwell’s ‘1984’ or Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’? – The New Yo rk Times

March 12, 2017

A Bridge Too Far (book) – Wikipedia

March 12, 2017

Queen Victoria – Wikipedia

March 4, 2017

Battersea Power Station – Wikipedia

February 26, 2017

power station => Pink Floyd icon => Apple office

Clement Attlee – Wikipedia

February 26, 2017

opposition in 1952

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) – IMDb

January 28, 2017

chariots of fire & Downton Abbey in roughly same period
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

The King’s Speech – Wikipedia

January 28, 2017‘s_Speech

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon – Wikipedia

January 28, 2017,_Countess_of_Snowdon