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The King’s Shorts (film, that is)

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While it could never be said that he's a household name, as many of today's most famous filmmakers are, George Albert Smith is truly one of the most important people in Victorian and Edwardian cinema. I went to Brighton Museum to have a look around the Experimental Motion exhibition on early film in Brighton and learn more about him. What better setting for a King's Ginger piece than The Royal Pavilion?

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The King & The American

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Would you look at the time? I'm going back to 1892 to tell you all another story about a certain late King. It's quite the interesting tale. Welcome to Two Temple Place...

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Welcome Home (The King’s Sanatorium)

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It's time for another delve into English Edwardian history for The King's Ginger. This time, we're going back to a darker time, when tuberculosis was a scourge. Men, women, children, rich or poor - no one was safe, and a cure was not yet known. But the luckier (and not necessarily wealthier) victims of consumption did have more of a chance, thanks to a state-of-the-art sanatorium that bore the King's name...

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Having a Grape Old Time!

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It's about time Fleur took a foray back into the more distant past for a fresh King's Ginger adventure. Luckily enough, she has had one up her sleeve for a few months, ready to unleash on our loyal readers at the most opportune moment! This particular story revolves around sparkling wine (and horses), and what better time to enjoy such things than in the lead up to Valentine's Day? Well, sparkling wine, not horses.

Onto the tale!

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About the author

Miss Fleur de Guerre

Fleur is one f our high-spirited ladies.
As a keen adventurer and The King's Ginger drinker, she can often be found embarking o forays to far flung parts, to explore the history and legacy of His Majesty.

VISIT HER BLOG: Diary of a Vintage Girl