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A few pictures from the Écouen Renaissance Museum

During my last trip to France, I visited the Écouen castle with my grandad. Originally built between 1538 and 1550, it was used as a school for the daughters of chevaliers of the Legion d’Honneur between 1807 and 1962. Nowadays, it is home to France’s Renaissance museum, the “Musée national de la…

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Did the Nazis bomb your house during the war?

From October 1940 to June 1941, Britain was continuously bombed by the Nazi war machine, with an estimated 30,000 bombs dropped across the 8 month period. Particularly targeted was the country’s economic heart and capital city, which alone was on the receiving end of about half the total firepower. In…

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