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Welcome Home (The King’s Sanatorium)


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!


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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The King Across the Ocean


Hello, and welcome to the return of Fleur’s now-quarterly King's Ginger adventures! Something a little different to kick off, and certainly more far-flung than usual. Fleur found herself in Boston this autumn and took a day to follow in the King's footsteps from around 150 years before. He was treading the path of the American Revolutionaries of almost a century before as well, adding up to an interesting history lesson for those of us who know little about the history of the United States. Join Fleur for the Battle Of Bunker Hill and the King's 1860 Royal Tour of North America!

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The King’s Brands


Welcome back to everyone's favourite historical features, namely, Edwardian history in association with everyone's favourite tipple, The King's Ginger! This time, Fleur wanted to delve a little deeper into the marvels of the Edwardian age. Or rather the products and brands that were invented and launched in the reign of Edward VII and still endure to this day. So, following an interesting excursion to the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, and the picking out of a few brands with particular significance to His Maj, here it is!

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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.

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