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Power & Prejudice: The Story of the 1902 Dockyard Riots & The Reverend Charles Monk Trial

Bermuda, 1902. The Boer War is raging in South Africa, and thousands of Boer prisoners of war are incarcerated on islands in the Great Sound. The Rock (population 17,500) is picturesque but not hugely prosperous. Bermuda onions still find a market in the eastern United States, but competition from  American onion patches is growing. Tourism has grown hesitantly since the mid-1880s, when Princess Louise sojourned on the Rock, thereby publicising the beauties of  “The Isles of Rest,” attention increased by…


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Vintage Growing up Bermudian

Growing up in Bermuda is like nowhere else in the world. Although lots has changed over the years, these snapshots of youngsters in times gone by are likely to strike a cord with anyone who is lucky enough to call…


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The 411 on Shipwrecks: 12 Wrecks You Should Know

With more shipwrecks per square mile than anywhere else in the world, Bermuda is known as the shipwreck capital of the Atlantic. It’s no wonder why Bermuda was once known as the Devil’s Isle as the constellation of reefs that…


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The Charmed Life of Nell Bassett by Meredith Ebbin

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 2001 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Long before Bermudians knew what the word meant, Nell Bassett had it. Chutzpah. It was what…


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The Black Seafarer: Mariner, Merchant, Enslaved Person

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were tumultuous times, as European nations vied with each other to conquer the world. In the iconic 1592 portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheerhaerts, she is standing atop a globe with her feet…

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Flatts: The Small Town with a Big History

First settled in 1612 and home to several prominent Bermudian families. Flatts has a long and colourful history that includes shipbuilding, commerce and even a little smuggling. When people living in Bermuda think about Flatts, chances are they think about…