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A name of distinction: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, announced today the name of their infant daughter: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, I immediately thought of another Princess Charlotte, the one who would have been queen instead of Queen Victoria. I first … Continue reading

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Ben Tallmadge on AMC’s TURN Reminds me of the Marquis de Lafayette

Conspiracy against George Washington is one of the story lines on this season of AMC’s hit show, TURN. After watching the first two episodes, I recognized Ben Tallmadge’s frustration about George Washington’s seeming lack of concern about plots to replace him as commander-in-chief. Charles Lee, … Continue reading

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iPhone 6–John Quincy Adams needed one 200 years ago today

Among the many attractive features of the new iPhone 6 is its speed. Some have touted it as “insanely faster” than the iPhone 5. Two hundred years ago today, on Oct. 7, 1814, John Quincy Adams could have used an iPhone … Continue reading

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