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Governor Reid and the Law of Storms

William Reid was governor of Bermuda from 1839 to 1846; Bermudian historians refer to him as the "good" governor. He is associated with improving agriculture, founding the Annual Agricultural Exhibition, promoting education for all, founding the library, building the Gibbs Hill lighthouse and supporting charitable works. Indefatigable, excellent and beloved were some of the adjectives used to describe him. He was also a polymath: a 48-year-old highly decorated war veteran, a qualified surveyor and military engineer, a meteorologist, a teacher…


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A Look Back at Princess Diana's Maternity Style

Princess Kate is set to give birth any day now. In celebration we take a look back at Princess Diana's maternity style when she was pregnant with Prince William between 1981-1982. (more…)


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George Somers, Amyas Preston and the Burning of Caracas

Long before either was knighted for sea-going exploits in England’s service, George Somers and his friend Amyas Preston were professional privateers. (more…)


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The Skeeters Murder

Many Bermuda place names evoke beauty spots with stunning vistas of sea, sand and sky; one has only to think of Fairylands, Paynter's Vale or Horseshoe Bay, for example. However, a few Bermuda place names have sinister overtones. So it…


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Where I Grew Up: Ann Smith Gordon, Pembroke Parish

Although she was born in Bermuda on August 30, 1935, Ann Smith Gordon spent some years of her childhood in the U.S. “I was ill as a child,” she explains, “and my parents were told, ‘If you don’t get this…

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Where I Grew Up: Emma Ingham, Warwick Parish

Emma Ingham’s first home was in Southampton, but the first house she remembers was Breezy Hollow on Cobb’s Hill Road. “The novelty of that,” she explains, “was if I stood in the middle of the road, on one side I’d…