R E s bridge building practice in preparation for the Royal Tournament at Olympia
R E s bridge building practice in preparation for the Royal Tournament at Olympia London England
Practising at Christchurch Dorset England on 4 May 1920
Across, Alfieri, Between The Wars, Brace, Braced, Bridge, British Army, Construction, Cross, Military, Re, Royal Engineers, Run, Sappers, Traverse
Daily Life - Swan-upping on the Thames from Brentford Ait - Third week in July
Daily Life - Swan-upping on the Thames from Brentford Ait -
Third week in July - Swan Upping is an annual ceremonial and practical activity in England in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, marked, and then released. Traditionally, the Monarch of the United Kingdom owns all unmarked mute swans on the River Thames. This dates from the 12th century, during which swans were a common food source for royalty. Swan upping is a means of establishing a swan census. Under a Royal Charter of the 15th century, the Vintners Company and the Dyers Company, two Livery Companies of the City of London, are entitled to share in the Sovereign's ownership. They conduct the census through a process of ringing the swan's feet, but the swans are no longer eaten.
Manuscript of Poems of Charles, Duke of Orleans, c.1500. Charles can be seen writing
Manuscript of Poems of Charles, Duke of Orleans, c.1500. Charles can be seen writing inside the Tower of London.
He was the last of the French courtly poets, who also gained a reputation for his poems in English written during his twenty five years of exile in England after his capture at Agincourt in 1415
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