Posts in category Q45: Do you know your history?

The Great Bed of Ware

The Great Bed of Ware
The historic carved oak Great Bed of Ware has completed its move from the Victoria and Albert museum in South Kensington to take pride of place for a year at the tiny Ware museum. An official display at the museum will be officially opened on 14 April by Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. The [...]

I Am Your Queen

I Am Your Queen
“Let me pass, I am your Queen”, are words allegedly spoken in 1821 by Caroline of Brunswick as she attempted to enter Westminster Hall at the coronation of her estranged husband King George IV.  There’s a Queen Caroline in my tale as an allegory of how humanity behaves towards Mother Nature. Curiously, at [...]

King George’s Albatrosses

King George’s Albatrosses
Researchers writing in ‘Polar Biology’ report a small group of light-mantled sooty albatrosses have chosen to nest on King George’s Island, one of the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica. The colony is the southern-most breeding location ever recorded for any albatross species (by 1,500km) – previously [...]

I-Spy the Earth Emperor's Eye