Using astronomical measurements a team from the University of Texas were able to work out the exact date that Monet sat down to paint the sunset above
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Friday 23 April 2010
Despite the odd blast from nit-picking scholars, Alison Weir deserves the large and loyal popular following for her readable historical biographies. She seems set fair to tow them after her now that she has embarked upon historical novels about the same characters. But I can't help feeling that she has missed the celestial omnibus with The Captive Queen. Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) is the most fabulous (literally) of subjects.
Monday 12 April 2010
Saturday 20 March 2010
A 38-year-old woman has been jailed for 15 years for killing six of her newborn babies.
Thursday 18 March 2010
For three decades, from the year of the coronation, 1953, until the period of the Falklands conflict in 1982, Geoffrey Woolley was a potent, if unseen and largely unknown, influence on British public life. As Letters Editor of The Times he was the final arbiter of what and whose letters were published, which were afforded prominence as lead-letters, and at what point any long-running, controversial correspondence should be terminated. Fifty and more years ago – before the emergence of The Independent, The Guardian, and the Today programme – letters to The Times played an almost exclusive role in setting the public agenda, and Woolley's judgement was pivotal. Above all he was fair to those with minority or dissenting opinions. Woolley refused to be pressured by anybody – least of all by MPs.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Sunday 31 January 2010
When the author J D Salinger died on Wednesday at the age of 91, his obituaries were as one in crediting him with the invention of teenage angst. His only published novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is regarded as the quintessential expression of adolescent alienation, while his refusal to explain himself intrigued critics.
Saturday 30 January 2010
Friday 27 November 2009
Monday 26 October 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown joined veterans yesterday to mark 65 years since the Normandy Landings at one of the last major gatherings of those who fought.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
On June 6th 2009, Britain celebrated the 65th anniversary of D-Day – a date which marked the start of the Allied invasion of Normandy during the Second World War.
Thursday 08 October 2009
Le Havre have denied Manchester United's claim that Fifa have cleared Paul Pogba to join the Barclays Premier League champions.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
A war hero decorated for his bravery in the fight against Hitler is finally being honoured by his home town 55 years after his death.
Monday 14 September 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
Manchester United have warned Le Havre they will take action against them unless they stop repeating claims that the Red Devils offered financial inducements to Paul Pogba's family in order to lure the teenager to Old Trafford.
Monday 31 August 2009
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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