Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Royal Gatherings II date has been set

Join the Second Royal Gatherings in London Conference, a cooperation between EUROHISTORY and Ian Shapiro, with the support of Hoogstraten English Bookstore.

ROYAL GATHERINGS in London convenes this Spring 2015, where we also plan to launch the new book Royal Gatherings III: 1939-1972 by Ilana D. Miller and Arturo E. Beéche, while discussing various royal topics of great interest.  The conference will have lectures over a two-day weekend!

The list of speakers will be released in a few months, once all requests have been answered!

Where:   SPINK – 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET

Cost: £85.00 (in Sterling Cheque) mail to

Ms. Katrina Warne
12 Lockswood, Brookwood
Woking, Surrey GU24 0HL
or £90.00 (or $150) via US check or credit card.

To pay via PAYPAL:

Credit card or US$ check payments mail to:

6300 Kensington Avenue
Richmond CA 94805 USA

For further information please contact us at either:

Phone: USA: 1-510-236-1730
              UK: 01483-474303

Monday, May 18, 2015

Embassy tour: Part Deux

Switched to the red shuttle. Planned to go first to the Belgian Embassy.  One of the EU volunteers said there was an hour wait to get into the Belgian embassy:  yup, that would happen when you are offering Waffles, Beer and Chocolate. 

I got off at Whitehaven and Massachusetts and walked up the street.  Winston Churchill still hailing the cab. Extra security at British Embassy. Lots of things to do and see.  Sorry, German Ambassador, but your residence, which is very nice, has nothing on the Sir Edwin Lutyens' designed stately home for the British Ambassador.

The British also had the Shakespeare Theatre (the one in DC) perform.  WETA UK (the only 24 hour 7 day a week all British programming PBS station) had a booth,  British food for sale and so on.  A tour of the ambassador's residence.  My camera (not me) got a close up view of a few interesting photos in one of the reception



It was getting near to 4 p.m., when everything closed.  Hurried to the Danish embassy at the end of Whitehaven, next to Rock Creek Park. Saw a Viking and had few Danish butter cookies ... the ones in the blue cans.  Across the street from the Danish embassy is a lovely house with Secret Service Protection.

Next year: the first stop will be the Belgian embassy!