American Civil War

'Maybe back away from supporting notoriously murderous people.'
Some historians do credit him with preserving the full Union when South Carolina threatened to secede in the 1830s over an
'I know all too well the pain anxiety and depression causes.'
A senior Conservative has said he regrets causing offence after he said disability payments should go to “really disabled
Anyone else a bit fed up of emails telling you which bath products, flowers and chocolates to get your Mum for Mothers' Day? I mean, I can always do with a box of chocs, and so can my Mum, but this commercial onslaught is relentless. Before all the commerciality came, there was Mothering Sunday,* an early religious festival, but frankly that doesn't resonate with me either...
According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.
Just across the river from Washington DC, Virginia boasts brilliant oysters, interesting wines and seed-to-plate eating.
The American Civil War produced many stories, most of them of battles, heroism, and the overcoming of great odds. It also produced its share of offbeat schemes and political maneuvers. Perhaps one of the strangest of these concerns the founding of West Virginia.
Crombie's autumn/winter 2012 collection possesses what you would expect from a company that has dressed the likes of the Duke of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, The Beatles, JFK and Barack Obama: and that is ineffable classic style, but with a modern twist. Jason Holmes met Crombie's head of wholesale Gordon Ritchie to try on the king of coats
Whilst the 150th anniversary of the American civil war continues to provoke considerable debate and a range of commemorative events, I am reminded of the war's impact on a specific part of the world - though one not located within the 50 US states, but across the Atlantic.