Ring that belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie. When he occupied Derby in December 1745, the Prince held his headquarters at Exeter House but took his meals at the house of Mrs Ward, whose late husband had been Chief Alderman of Derby. Her 13 year old son, Samuel, tasted the Prince’s food and Prince Charles gave this diamond ring to Mrs Ward upon his ill-fated departure. The ring stayed with the Ward family until 1947, when the wife of food taster’s great-grandson offered the item to Derby…

Ring that belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie. When he occupied Derby in December 1745, the Prince held his headquarters at Exeter House but took his meals at the house of Mrs Ward, whose late husband had been Chief Alderman of Derby. Her 13 year old son, Samuel, tasted the Prince’s food and Prince Charles gave this diamond ring to Mrs Ward upon his ill-fated departure. The ring stayed with the Ward family until 1947, when the wife of food taster’s great-grandson offered the item to Derby…

Samuel Ringgold Ward (October 17, 1817 – c. 1866) was an African American who escaped enslavement to become an abolitionist, newspaper editor and Congregational minister. He was author of the influential book: Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: his anti-slavery labours in the United States, Canada and England, written after his speeches throughout Britain in 1853. It enabled him to raise funds for the Anti-slavery Society of Canada where many escaped slaves from the USA....

Samuel Ringgold Ward (October 17, 1817 – c. 1866) was an African American who escaped enslavement to become an abolitionist, newspaper editor and Congregational minister. He was author of the influential book: Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: his anti-slavery labours in the United States, Canada and England, written after his speeches throughout Britain in 1853. It enabled him to raise funds for the Anti-slavery Society of Canada where many escaped slaves from the USA....

Princess Anne visits the Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill. Princess Anne speaking to head Howard Lay. 9 Apr 2014

Princess Anne visits the Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill. Princess Anne speaking to head Howard Lay. 9 Apr 2014

Hockey: Great Britain beat Netherlands 3-0 as Ashley Jackson earns 100th cap - BBC Sport

Hockey: Great Britain beat Netherlands 3-0 as Ashley Jackson earns 100th cap

Hockey: Great Britain beat Netherlands 3-0 as Ashley Jackson earns 100th cap - BBC Sport

The ruins of Witley Court, Worcestershire. The house was remodelled with extensive additions by Samuel Daukes, c1855-9, for Lord Ward (Earl of Dudley 1860), one of the richest men in England. The church and portico were left untouched, but the rest of the house was encased in palatial Italian Renaissance facades. After a major fire in 1937 the house was abandoned and fell into ruin.

The ruins of Witley Court, Worcestershire. The house was remodelled with extensive additions by Samuel Daukes, c1855-9, for Lord Ward (Earl of Dudley 1860), one of the richest men in England. The church and portico were left untouched, but the rest of the house was encased in palatial Italian Renaissance facades. After a major fire in 1937 the house was abandoned and fell into ruin.

North Front, Witley Court, Worcestershire. Remodelling and extensive additions by Samuel Daukes, c1855-9, for Lord Ward (Earl of Dudley 1860), one of the richest men in England. The church and portico were left untouched, but the rest of the house was encased in palatial Italian Renaissance facades. After a major fire in 1937 the house was abandoned and fell into ruin. English Heritage

North Front, Witley Court, Worcestershire. Remodelling and extensive additions by Samuel Daukes, c1855-9, for Lord Ward (Earl of Dudley 1860), one of the richest men in England. The church and portico were left untouched, but the rest of the house was encased in palatial Italian Renaissance facades. After a major fire in 1937 the house was abandoned and fell into ruin. English Heritage

UKIP councillor Samuel Fletcher made the comments yesterday n an question and answer session with PinkNews.co.uk on Tuesday, Nigel Farage admitted “there will always be those whose comments will cause embarrassment” within the party.

UKIP councillor Samuel Fletcher made the comments yesterday n an question and answer session with PinkNews.co.uk on Tuesday, Nigel Farage admitted “there will always be those whose comments will cause embarrassment” within the party.

Hunt Coat of Arms / Hunt Family Crest.  Thomas Belcher m. Deborah Hunt, dau. of Samuel Hunt b. 1552 Ward End, Warwickshire, England.

Hunt Coat of Arms / Hunt Family Crest. Thomas Belcher m. Deborah Hunt, dau. of Samuel Hunt b. 1552 Ward End, Warwickshire, England.

Wave :: Sonali Deraniyagala :: 2013 :: Woman writes about losing her husband, sons, and parents in the 2004 tsunami.

‘Wave,’ by Sonali Deraniyagala

Wave :: Sonali Deraniyagala :: 2013 :: Woman writes about losing her husband, sons, and parents in the 2004 tsunami.

19th century London workhouse queue

Everyone over the age of 24: Think yourself lucky... burial records reveal short lives of starving Britons in 1809

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