Oliver Cromwell: The Republic Leader The ARM Never Mention on ANZAC Day

NPG 514; Oliver Cromwell after Samuel Cooper

Britain's former war-veteran-turned Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell was born on 25 April. In Australia, every Anzac Day, the Australian Republic Movement, notably Peter FitzSimons, usually raise the issue of Australia becoming a republic. Yet they never mention Britain's Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell whose birthday is also commemorated as Anzac Day in Australia, New Zealand and the…

Recreation of Henry VIII’s Imperial Crown

A magnificent recreation of Henry VIII’s Imperial Crown will go on display at Hampton Court Palace in the Royal Pew, from Saturday, 27 October 2012. Hampton Court Palace Curator, Dr Kent Rawlinson said, “Using the original inventories and Myten’s painting of the crown, we’ve been able to identify not only the basic shape of the…