Power corrupts…

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…and absolute power corrupts absolutely – to paraphrase the oft quoted Lord Acton, nineteenth century British historian and Member of Parliament.  In fact he said ‘Power tends to corrupt…’ in a letter to Mandell Creighton  in 1887. One of my … Continue reading

The Garden Museum

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I had visited this small but lovely museum before its refurbishment and found it charming, especially the tombstones in the graveyard of St-Mary-at-Lambeth Church, where it is located. I returned last week. Formerly the Museum of Garden History, the museum … Continue reading

Did the earth move for you?

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It may have done if you visited the Earth Galleries of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. It had been years since I went to the Earth Galleries, accompanying visiting friends who had young children, so I was unprepared … Continue reading

Burial Grounds of London

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In my recent wanderings around central London I have found myself in two ‘gardens’ which were formerly burial grounds, attached or unattached to churches. Each was fascinating in its own way and I have found one connection, at least, between … Continue reading