Happy National Tea Day!

The habit of drinking tea dates back thousands of years but didn’t become popular in England until the 1660s. However, it wasn’t until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared. image credit: [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons In 1840 afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford.…… Continue reading Happy National Tea Day!

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

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Historians believe Shakespeare was born on 23rd April in 1564. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust explains why April 23rd is deemed to be Shakespeare’s birthday. The town of Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, has celebrated his birthday for over two hundred years on the nearest Saturday to 23rd April. Did Shakespeare have a birthday cake? Maybe…… Continue reading Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!