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God’s Country

A glimpse into Somerset’s storied past with cannon shots and cricket, lawn tennis and literary meetings, skulduggery—and even murder There is a theory Somerset is named after Admiral Sir George Somers, who so appreciated this part of Bermuda his colleagues jokingly referred to it as “Sommers-seat.” However, neither William Strachey’s True Reportory nor Silvester Jourdain’s Discovery of the Bermudas, two narratives describing the wreck of the Sea Venture, mentions this. Nevertheless, it is true that shortly after the shipwrec...

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The Good Governor

An advocate of social and economic change and a Renaissance man of his day, Governor Sir William Reid did much for Bermuda and Bermudians during his nine-year tenure. Drive into the grounds of the Cabinet Office from Court Street. About 20 ya...

Classic Crow's Nest

April, 1960

The Bermudiana, the new luxury hotel, will open its doors to guests on April 15. On the previous day invited guests will get a preview of the new establishment . . . The St. George Hotel has been undergoing an extensive face-lifting. Renovati...

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A Novel Scene

A nineteenth century view of Bermuda from Marie St. Felix’s 1901 romance novel Told by Two. Books are like archaeological sites. They can tell us what life was like and enable us to compare and contrast our present with our past selves, cou...

Classic Crow's Nest

April 1940

When regular steamship service was temporarily suspended last fall, one or two of the smaller business house began to feel the pinch.   One small store in St. George’s reported business so slow that every time the cash register bell...

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A Look Back at Life in Old Bermuda

The Bermudian takes a look back at life in Bermuda with photographs from yesteryear.