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A Christmas Carol – Part II

When Scrooge asked, “Are there no prisons?” the men replied, “Plenty of prisons.” There were plenty, with more on the drawing board. Between 1842 and 1877, two to three prisons a year were either built or enlarged through a dedicated construction initiative.But in the courts, due process was multilayered, often unevenly, in how it dealt with the accused. Judith Flanders in The Invention of Murder makes the case that the wealthy upper and middle classes generally received preferential treatment from the courts when compared to the p...

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A Christmas Carol

Ribbons of black-tinged smoke curled from scores of Manchester’s factory chimneys to stitch ragged quilts that defied the sun. Shadows collapsed over buildings and stretched wide fingers across streets bustling with men unloading wagons piled ...

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Cahow Do You Do?

It's not surprising that when we arrived at the dock on Nonsuch Island last May, it was with a feeling of déjà vu because we had been there before—twice. The first time was in 2003 before the hurricane of Fabian fame ...

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Dreamy Bedrooms

Masterfully designed bedrooms featuring fabulous fabrics, creative headboards, smart lighting, and tried-and-true palettes.     Double Duty Update   When her clients wanted an update of their guest room/office, Janice Burke of&nbs...

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Field Notes: Amaryllis

The name Amaryllis is a popular term given to several genera such as Hippeastrum, Zephyranthes, Sprekelia and Amaryllis, all of which are well-known ornamental garden plants. In Bermuda, the plants referred to as Amaryllis are mostly hybrids of ...

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Field Notes: Royal Poinciana

One of the finest shade trees which has made its home in Bermuda is the Royal Poinciana, or “The Flame of the Forest.” Known, botanically, as Poinciana regia, and a native of Madagascar, it was probably introduced to Bermuda about 1870 from ...