King James I was an Anti-Smoking Crusader

King James I of England was an anti-smoking crusader following tobacco imports from Jamestown, VA, USA beginning in 1613. Continue reading

Electric Plant Uses Poultry Litter Fuel

Lifschutz Davidson designed a commercial electric plant fueled by poultry litter that began operation in Suffolk, England in 1993. Continue reading

Greyhound Dog Coursing Club

The first greyhound dog coursing club was founded in 1776 in Swaffham, Norfolk, England. Continue reading

Poet Laureate Ben Jonson Granted a Pension

Poet laureate, playwright and lyrical poet, Ben Jonson was granted an annual pension by King James I in 1616 as payment for his literary services to the monarchy. Continue reading

King James VI Reigned both Scotland and England

King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England following Queen Elizabeth I death and succeeding her throne. Continue reading

English Coronation Ceremony for King James I

The first coronation conducted in English was for King James I of England held in Westminster Abbey, London, England in 1603. Continue reading

Pope born in England

Circa 1100 at Abbots Langley, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Elected a Pope on December 4, 1154. Continue reading

Electrically Lit Store

incandescent Swan lamps were installed in a draper’s shop in 1882, at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Continue reading

Orphan Export Program Provides Colonists Cheap Labour

King James I instituted the orphan export program to provide colonists cheap labour for English settlements in the Virginia colonies beginning in 1619, thereby reducing state-supported orphans in British cities. Continue reading

Woman Jockey in the Grand National

Charlotte Brew rode her own horse, Barony Fort at The Grand National which is held annually at Aintree, England in 1977. Brew became the first woman jockey in the Grand National steeplechase. Continue reading