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No. 26 - Gillian Clarke (1941 – 2015)

The late daughter of schoolteachers from Sidcup, Kent and a mother of two, Gillian Clarke met her Conservative politician husband Kenneth at Cambridge in...

No. 2470 - A Spitfire soars

Spitfire smashes £1.5 million pre-sale estimate and soars to sell for £3.1 million for charity in London   Yesterday, a world record was set when an...

No. 2563 - A royal smuggler

Rolls-Royce allegedly used to smuggle Wallis Simpson into Balmoral for sale   In 1923, the future King Edward VIII commissioned coachbuilders Barker to refinish the chassis...

No. 15 - Dr Hyacinth Morgan (1885 – 1956)

Twice a Labour Member of Parliament (1929 – 1931 and 1940 – 1955) and bizarrely sharing a Christian name with television’s Mrs Bucket, Dr...

No. 12 - Barbara Hulanicki OBE

This Polish born, British raised fashion icon described herself as “a natural feminist” in a 2014 interview with The Observer. As the co-founder of...

Churchill’s ride

Daimler used by Churchill to star at RM Auctions Battersea sale   Between 1940 and 1950, the Daimler Motor Company loaned a 1939 Daimler DB18 drophead...

No. 63 - Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (1880 – 1963)

This British Army officer served in the Boer, First World and Second World Wars. He was shot in the face twice in WWI and...

No. 3986 - Avoiding the icebergs

Saltydog’s James Meeston suggests that staying active is good for your wealth   So you have made the decision to become a DIY investor and manage...

No. 36 - Jesse Livermore (1877 – 1940)

One of the greatest traders ever to have lived. This thrice married American was famed for making and losing several multi-million dollar fortunes and...

No. 4486 - Spying bees

A review of the St. Ermin’s Hotel   I first visited the St. Ermin’s Hotel close to Scotland Yard in St James’s in June 2012 for...

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