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Historic Newspapers

I just read an article on Simplenote about writing posts for WordPress. Simplenote is a note-taking app made by Automattic, which is the company that owns the community version of WordPress. The article says that if I write in Simplenote using Markdown to format the post, then I can paste the text into WordPress and it will preserve all the formatting and just ‘work’. So that is what I am doing here. I am pretty sure I wrote about Simplenote at some time in the past, and I’ll add a note about that below this sentence when I get to it and before I paste into WordPress. I did write about Simplenote Yes, I did – in 2013 where I also described how to use Markdown to format text. But I am also writing about historic newspapers Today has been an historic day for the British Parliament, according to just about every news outlet you read or listen to. The Government lost the vote on its key proposal for how the UK is to leave …

The English Revolution Of 1640

I have copied this more or less word for word from where I wrote it first on No More Pencils. I have Gutenberg active on No More Pencils, like it is here. I went into the ‘admin’ there and copied the text and plonked it in here. And all the formatting is preserved. Pretty neat. The only thing I have to want to change is the origin of the photo of the bust of Charles II. It is being pulled from No More Pencils and I want to put it here in the media library. I have just read The English Revolution 1640by Christopher Hill. It is available to read online, and that is how I read most of it before I bought the book secondhand. It’s a slim book that shouldn’t cost you more than £3.00. My particular interest now today is to understand the reasoning and motivation of those in positions of power who favour a hard Brexit or indeed any Brexit. So I start with English history. In A Nutshell In a nutshell, the …