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2012: Annus Britannicus

In Britain, Identity, Olympics, Sport on September 11, 2012 at 13:07


The current year will go into the history books of Britain for various reasons. First, there is the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Second, Bradley Wiggins is the first Briton who has won the Tour de France. He later added Olympic Gold which was the major sporting event of this year so far: The London Olympics. Finally, Andy Murray has won a Grand Slam title, the first for a Briton since 1936! Read the rest of this entry »


The Royal Visit and 404: Press Review 9 March 2012

In Academia, England, History on March 19, 2012 at 20:45

The last comparative press review of some of England‘s daily newspapers in September 2011 saw questions raised about England’s colours and contained some remarks by Jeremy Clarkson that were off the mark. Friday’s saw all papers examined focussing on three major topics: The Royal Visit at DeMontfort University Leicester and the city, the war on terrorism which saw six British soldiers killed and Manchester’s football clubs, United and City almost getting knocked out of the European competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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