Laptops/Technology in the classroom: mixed reviews.
They found Elizabeth I's Skirt!!!
Looking for some binge TV: check out DETECTORISTS as they seek the Holy Grail of Treasure Hunters.
They've had multiple monarchs with Golden (50) Jubilees.
Only two Diamond Jubilees (Victoria and Elizabeth II).
Now, get ready for the first ever Sapphire Jubilee on 6 February 2017.
Prince Charles is the Oldest Heir in British History--probably not something he wanted to be
THE GUARDIAN'S Poem of the Week for all who love the Cavalier Poets.
Take a look at UT's HRC.
Hey, Dickens Lovers: Check out "Mugby Junction"
It’s good to be king . . . er, Duke.
A Writer's Generosity (along with some insights into the creative process).
More on the discovery of Richard III's body.
Fun interactive electoral map (with balloons!).
Going to London? Check out the Pre-Raphaelites at the Tate.
From beyond the grave: O. Henry shares his writing secrets.
Hurrah for the Norton Anthology of English Literature! It's 50 years old.
Is Richard III 'buried under council car park'? What an opportunity for historic vindication for his supporters. If his body is found, we may be able to determine if he was indeed a hunchback or had some of the other deformities commonly attributed to him.
Bad Idea: Cutting back on sleep to get ahead
Jesuit Poetry in the news.
Jesuits in British history: Elizabethan state "doctored evidence of priest's treason"
MFAH sponsors Google 4 Doodle Contest: Win $30,000.00!
Guided Tour of Dickens birthplace.
Notetaking Strategies from the Art of Manliness.
Teen Book Con is coming to Houston in April.
London Pictures from the Dickens' Era
"Silvered tureen of snobbery"? Oh, my. Here's Schama's assessment of Downton Abbey.
Without Dickens' Barnaby Rudge there would be no Edgar Allan Poe.
"The Raven," Poe's most famous poem, inspired by Boz.
Last essay by Christopher Hitchens. Of course, he writes of Dickens.
_You don't have to like him, but you're impoverished if you don't.
"Get Off That Ship!": Father Brown's Titanic Album.
The Guardian's Top 10 Graphic Novels. I haven't read all of them, but I highly recommend Alice in Sunderland and Persepolis.
New rules for royal succession.
Poe's Cottage restored.
An "Apopleptic" Professor's Look at Anonymous.
Nice! (or not)
Ben Jonson: Poet and Bully
Agincourt: England's finest hour, or the beginning of the end?
Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? At the movies.
How many can you name? How many do you recognize?
Two--count them!--two new Dickens biographies. Claire Tomalin's previous book, The Invisible Woman, was outstanding.
Great English Dates: 1215
How to memorize anything.
Maybe Dickens was not so far-fetched in Bleak House: Irish Coroner Finds Spontaneous Human Combustion.
Flow Chart of Sci-Fi Novels
Characters from Dickens! The Bicentennial approaches.
Poets on Stamps! Is your favorite included?
New books from Seuss, Sendak, and Silverstein!
Opera made about Rick Rescorla: The Heart of a Soldier. Read the book by the same name.
Get ready to celebrate the Dickens Bicentennial!
Jesuits sell oldest bound book to British Library
James Franco and Shelley?
Keats letter sells at auction.
Seamus Heaney wins a prize. (Who's he?)
Interesting idea (with a Wodehousian nod). Note: please ignore
anti-Bleak House rhetoric; author is clearly mistaken.
Everyone needs a hero.
The restrictions on the monarchy continue apace. The article contains background information as well.
Manly virtues in Beowulf.
The New York Times on recent research regarding study habits.
RIP for print edition of OED.
For history and information about the OED, read Simon Winchester's
book The Professor and the Madman.
Archeologists find home of Odysseus.
Anglo Saxons in the news: Staffordshire Hoard update.
Bernard Knox has died.