Imperial Camel Corps. Egyptians

The Imperial Camel Corps was formed a century ago, and quickly grew into a brigade of 3,000 strong. Camels may be prone to have bad breath and bite, but Allan…

Freemen of the city of London. London Bridge

The freemen of the city of London brings to mind strange rituals and odd handshakes. But, looking beyond the pomp, Rupert Bates investigates their rights and responsibilites, admires the freemen’s…

Holly. Thorburn painting

Holly and Christmas go together hand in hand. During the festive season the dark-green, spiky leaves and bright red berries are everywhere, from our songs, to our Christmas cards to…