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History: St Valentine’s Day

12/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
The celebration of St Valentine’s Day on 14th February originates in a mixture of ancient fertility rites, pagan myths and Christian traditions. There...

TV: Pocahontas, an alternative Disney Classic (1995)

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
Pocahontas was the daughter of a powerful Indian chief, born in 1595, in what is now Virginia, USA. She became famous in both American and British history...

History: The origins of Hallowe’en

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
The word Hallowe’en is short for All Hallows’ Eve and refers to the evening of 31st October. This is the evening before All Saints’ Day on 1st November,...

Culture: Trick or Treat

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
Nowadays people go Trick-or-Treating everywhere, but it is usually considered an American tradition. On Hallowe’en night, groups of children dress up...

TV: The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
Vampires first came to the public’s attention in 1897 when Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula introduced British readers to the terrible, bloodsucking count...

History: The Grand Tour

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Wilkie Collins’ father, William Collins, was a landscape painter and, in 1836, he left England with his young family in search of inspiration in Europe....