Born Diana Spencer on 1 July 1961, Princess Diana became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She married heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, on 29 July 1981. They had two sons and later divorced in 1996. Diana died in a car crash after trying to escape the paparazzi in Paris on the night of 30 August 1997. Continue readinghere.
Click here to look at some of the most beautiful photos of her life.
Here you can read an article about the actor and film director Richard Attenborough who passed away in London yesterday. He was 90 years old.
Among his many films, my favourite ones are Gandhi (1982) andShadowlands(1993), an emotionally moving romantic drama, based on the real-life romance, during the 1950s, between the British writer C.S. Lewis and a divorced American poet named Joy
as well as at home, Richard Attenborough was the personification of British
cinema. Whether as actor or director — he liked to call himself
“actor-manager”, in the old stage style — he remained a star for well over half
a century. He was also the fiercest political champion of British cinema,
defending it throughout the endless economic and artistic crises that his long
Battle of Bosworth was fought on August 22nd1485 and the Wars of the Roses came to an end. Henry Tudor had marched with his army from Milford Haven in Wales
where he had landed with about 2000 men. The Battle of Bosworth is one of
England’s significant battles as it ended the reign of Richard III and led to
Henry Tudor becomingHenry VII, the first of theTudormonarchs, a dynasty that lasted to 1603 and included the reign of two of
England’s most celebrated sovereigns –Henry VIIIand his
Here you can read an article on Richard III by eminent literary criticHarold Bloom.
Today I am posting a four-part series exploring the life of the world's
greatest and most famous writer, William Shakespeare. Who else? It focuses on the life of the poet in the
extraordinary times in which he lived. We are introduced to the dark world of
Queen Elizabeth's police state - a time of surveillance militarism and foreign
wars. We are reminded that Shakespeare lived through the Spanish Armada, the
Gunpowder Plot, the colonization of the New World and the beginnings of British
power in America. However, most significantly, Shakespeare lived through
England's cultural revolution: an enforced split with the old medieval English
spirit world which was to lead the English people into a brave new Protestant
future.Enjoy this fascinating documentary!
Robin Williams, Academy
Award-winning actor, aged 63, was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California in an
apparent suicide yesterday.
His wife Susan
Schneider paid tribute to her husband:
"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost
one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly
heartbroken.” She also said: “As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus
will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter
he gave to millions.”
Here you can read
an article from The Guardian about one of his most famous movies, Dead Poets Society (1989).