Post : St Helena found to be useful

Am reading Candice Millard’s book on Winston Churchill’s captivity during the Boer War “Hero of The Empire” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/hero-empire-making-winston-churchill-candice-millard-biography-history-book-review  and it mentions that during that war about 5,000 Boer prisoners were incarcerated on the island. Brian Unwin in his excellent book “Terrible Exile” tells us that several hundred died on the island and are buried there. […]

Post : Circus Origin

Who knows about Circus Ginnett?  I certainly didn’t until the other day, when it was mentioned on the field of Waterloo. Show business started for the Ginnetts, a French family, in Briton after they were captured at Waterloo. At this time Ginnetts were big horse people and thought to be in the French cavalry. They […]