The widowed Jackie Kennedy shocked the world when she married Greek tycoon, Aristotle Onassis. But did she take the curse of the Kennedy family with her? Was she the downfall of the family?
What happened to Wallis Simpson after Edward died? Was she senile? Was she bedridden? Or was she imprisoned in her own home by her elderly French lawyer, Maitre Blum? And when did she really die?
How was Catholic Jackie Kennedy able to marry Aristotle Onassis? When they married in 1968, his divorced wife was still alive. How was it possible for Jackie to marry him & remain in the church?
Contrary to her public image, Queen Victoria was a passionate and romantic woman. Learn about the men in her life and how recently-discovered diaries reveal her relationship with a young Indian Muslim
There are several members of the British Royal Family who have effectively been expunged from history. Prince George is one of them. The uncle of Elizabeth II, he had a scandalous life & tragic death
Undeniably handsome, charming and sporty, Prince William could have chosen almost any girl in the world. But the eligible prince's true love was a woman he could never marry. Find out more.
Harriet Mordaunt ignored the rules of aristocratic marriages. One of her cohorts was the Prince of Wales. This royal scandal ended with her being in asylum for life. Was this due to the Prince?
What happened to Gladys Deacon? In her younger days she was feted by European society and loved by artists, writers and royalty. Yet she died alone, her life in tatters and her famous beauty ruined.
Do you want to create an image with a transparent background? You don't need Photoshop - create it free using these simple steps.
In WW2, when France was occupied by Germany, it was a tough life for the women whose menfolk weren't there to protect them. But once France was liberated, they also feared their own countrymen & women
Las Olas Boulevard is Fort Lauderdale's finest street. With exclusive boutiques, gourmet restaurants & luxurious facilities, it can be expensive. But you can enjoy this fabulous area on a budget.
Christobel Russell claimed that her marriage hadn't been consummated. And yet she gave birth to a baby boy. Her explanation was rather astounding. Read more about this scandal from the last century.
I'm pretty sure that you don't know the name. It's unlikely that you'd recognise her face either. But it's highly likely that you've seen her - quite a lot of her, literally. So who was Marli Renfro?
Author Alan Bennett had a curious neighbour. Miss Shepherd lived in an old van in his garden. She had her own wonderful and eccentric views on life which Bennett relates in a fabulous book. See more.
Who was Violette Morris? This is an absolutely fascinating story from the last century. She is best known (if at all) for one unbelievable decision she made to help her in her career. Strange but true
Helle Nice had a fascinating life. Coming from a poor family, she started her career as an 'exotic dancer'. However, she soon became rich and famous. But then along came WW2 and disgrace. Read more.
"Clothes make the man," especially in business. Learn how branded clothing means success. Here are ideas for resort and hotel staff that apply to most other businesses as well.
Are you making the most of Pinterest? Did you know that some subjects are more popular on certain days of the week? Promoting your business or your creative work, timing is everything on Pinterest.
How could the airplanes of Flight Nineteen mysteriously disappear? This mystery has puzzled the world since 1945. The answer lies in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
Imagine having a dinner party and your guests are people from history. Who would you choose? Would they enjoy the company or would they argue? What questions would you ask them? See my choices.
The British Royal Family - today and in times gone by - is a wonderful source for scandal. But I admit that I find this one about the Queen Mother hard to believe. Let me know what you think.
Graphic call-outs are an important way of emphasising quotes or important points in articles and blogs. But which are the best quote marks to use? See why you should use them, plus examples.
The Kennedys are always a fascinating subject. I was interested to discover more about their lives in England when Joe Kennedy was ambassador in London. Here's the story of JFK's brother, Joe.
It's not well known that Kathleen, JFK's sister, was married to one of the wealthiest & most important aristocrats in England. His family loved her. But ultimately, hers is a tragic story. Read more.
Did Adolf Hitler have an affair with an aristocratic English girl? And did she - Unity Mitford - give birth to his child in England during the Second World War? Read about their unusual relationship.
Queen Victoria is seen as being the epitome of moral correctness. But did her daughter Louise have an illegitimate baby? The evidence is compelling. Read her story and see what you think. Probable?
Who was Thelma Furness? Royal mistresses are nothing new and the Prince of Wales was merely following in the royal tradition when he was sowing his wild oats, wasn't he? Read on and learn more.
Who doesn't love scandals, conspiracy theories and intriguing mysteries? I certainly do and I write about them often.See the latest articles here - in one convenient place.
Was Wallis Simpson really a manipulative woman or was she actually a victim? This article investigates her life and her relationship with Edward, the king of England who renounced the throne for her.
Who was Prince John? If you've heard about this member of the British Royal Family, the stories you've heard might be very wrong. Learn more.
Do you know about Prince Edward? He is little known, even amongst people who are knowledgeable about the British royal family. His story is one of scandal and supposition - it's fascinating - read on.
The Prince of Wales didn't have a happy early life. Born to be king - this can't be an easy role to fulfill. But the question is - which Prince of Wales is this article about?
The name is hardly well known. But John Bindon was a gangster and a movie actor. He consorted with the underworld and the rich and famous - even royalty. Find out more about this man.
Thanks to Princess Diana, everyone knew about Camilla. But few people know that Prince Charles had another long-standing mistress. Camilla knew the rules though - Kanga didn't. And came to a sad end.
Do you know who Joe Ephgrave was? Maybe not, but I'll bet you know his work. But the question is, did he really exist? Somehow, I doubt it. Read on to discover more - it's a very interesting story.
Princess Margaret, now largely forgotten, was the sister of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Despite her royal position, she had a scandalous life that put later princesses to shame. Read her story.
They say that England and America are two countries divided by a common language. How true. After twenty years as a Brit in the USA, I have compiled this list of things not to say in the States.
John McVicar was once public enemy number one in the United Kingdom. He had escaped from a high security jail and had disappeared. A film was made about him - but it was completely untrue...
Read about Stephen King's magnificent novel about the Kennedy assassination. Only King could create a novel such as this - believable and incredible at the same time. Would you change history?
Is it really true that you can cure toothache with a common ingredient you have in your kitchen right now? Well, it works for me and for countless others. Learn more, see the videos.
Do you often misplace your glasses or sunglasses?I used to - constantly. But I could never bring myself to buy the usual neckchain option - they just aren't stylish or attractive. Then I found these.
Peter Procter was a racing driver who suffered severe burns in a horrific accident. In this article, find out what he did to prevent others suffering the same fate. A remarkable man.
Do you remember what advertising was like in the 1960s and 70s? If you don't, you might be surprised. You'd never see ads like these nowadays.
I believe that the queen is unique in that she is the only person to have had her voice recorded from when she was a girl to present day. How has her accent changed over the years? See videos.
Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale is a splendid area. See photographs and learn more about the area today and in history.
Did Queen Elizabeth have a lover? Did they conspire to murder his wife so that they would marry? The Tudor era is genuinely fascinating - read about Robert Dudley and his role in the queen's life.
As often happens, there was little in the fridge and pantry. So these delicious zucchini and tomato lasagne rolls were born. Quick and easy, these are regularly on our menu. A meat-free treat.
A simple lunch of cheese, fruit and bread is probably the easiest meal to prepare. It's very good for you too and the thing I really like -it'snot expensive at all. See what we eat and our favourites.
If you're thinking about a destination wedding,it's a great idea to consider Fort Lauderdale beach, especially at dawn. Start your new life together as a new day begins. No permits needed.
A meat-free 'meat' and potato pie? Yes, even those of us who don't eat meat like to relive our childhood dishes but in a more vegetarian way. This is a quick & easy recipe and truly delicious.
Using simple accessories,you can transform the look of your rooms depending on the seasons.This is proved to have a wonderfully uplifting psychological effect and what's more, it's fun. See ideas.
Ah, fish and chips. Have you been to a British pub in the States and had fish & chips?Well, the chances are that you didn't have the real thing. Learn more about this favourite English dish + tips.
Do you or someone you know suffer from eczema? When I was running my health food store I saw a cure that was nothing short of miraculous. It was cheap, easy and worked within one week. Learn more.
Have you seen those ads for halogen ovens? Invariably, they are shown cooking a chicken. But halogen ovens are fabulous for meat-free meals too. We have one and use it so often. Read more about these
Fanny Cradock was an amazing British eccentric. As well as being a television cook, she was a bigamist with the most surprising background. Learn more and see the videos.
Is curry good for you?Is it possible to be addicted to it? The variety of spices that are used in these dishes are known to be healing and restorative. Find out more plus see a recipe for spice mix.
Home and lifestyle tips from the Second World War. With rationing and most goods being in short supply, people had to recycle, reuse and repurpose. They also had to save resources - good advice today.
Do you remember when Nik Wallenda walked a highwire across Niagara Falls? Read about his famous circus family - their lives and their tragedies. See videos of the family including Karl's final walk.
It was 1943 in the Bahamas. A wealthy man was brutally murdered as he slept - during a violent thunderstorm. Who had killed him? This true story features the mob and even British royalty.
In one of the most famous court cases in twentieth century Britain, Derek Bentley received the death sentence and was hanged. And yet everyone knew he was innocent of the crime.Why did he hang?
This is a delicious meat-free recipe that uses up leftovers. It can also be made from scratch using foods that you probably already have. It's delicious, quick, easy to make and very inexpensive.