Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Curse of the Titanic

The RMS Titanic hit an iceberg twenty minutes to midnight on April 14 1912, four hours later only 705 survived out of 2224 passengers on board.  While there are many heartbreaking tales of those who perished   on the Titanic, there … Continue reading

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The Titanic:The Tragic Story of a Young Canadian Family

They met on a train heading to Montreal.  He was 25 and she was 21, by the end of the year they were married. It sounds like a beautiful romance, sadly enough it would end in tragedy. Hudson Joshua Creighton … Continue reading

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The Titanic: Wallace Hartley’s Violin

Their story is the stuff of legends: while surrounded by chaos, human instinct said they should escape to save their own life, eight musicians serenaded the passengers with “Nearer My God to Thee,” as the ship broke in two and … Continue reading

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The Jester: A Historical Political Commentator and Cupid

The Jester was the entertainer of the monarchy: the one who could say what others feared saying. A foil for the aristocracy, he would carry a false scepter in his hands called a bauble that was covered in bells or … Continue reading

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