George Washington was immune to Smallpox and had persuaded his wife to undergo Variolation, but he had given an order forbidding his soldiers from undergoing variolation.
Well that’s buggered my working day.
For those interested, here’s how the Queen and Prince Philip were related prior to their marriage.
Moment when I dropped the “Robbery Bomb” on Jamie Redknapp.
A Basic Tree is £600, for minimum of 200 years (with no upper limit) that gets an A4 sized framed tree, with a report on the basic facts we find … Continue reading Time Detectives Family Tree Services
So pleased to have been involved in the research and presenting of this series, superb piece of TV
Researched the Family Stories in this, and will be appearing in a number of episodes, can’t wait to see the finished programmes.
…the Military Police Sergeants came in, and told Stan that because he had such nice legs they thought he would look good in a skirt, which they
promptly provided in the form of a kilt
The Great Dock Strike 1889 On the 14th August 1889 the London Dockers went on their first all-out strike. This was brought about by the Manager of the West India … Continue reading Striking for the Dockers’ Tanner
We’re going to finish the Jossa Family Story in more modern times with the story of John Charles Jossa, who was John Felix Jossa’s son, and Jacqueline Jossa’s Grandfather. A … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 6) – John Charles Jossa
Paul McNeil from Time Detectives appears in this great Podcast as a Cockney Marksman at 52 mins in: History Hack Dunkirk
Giving up a comfortable, and safe living in New York, John braved the U-Boats to cross the Atlantic back to England
Charles joined the 8th Hussars, took the signing on bounty, then promptly deserted with the money