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Sharron

Sharron Report 16 Apr 2013 15:49

William Cowper was mad as a packet of wasps.

GHeather

GHeather Report 16 Apr 2013 12:28

Thanks for the interesting reply Greenfingers. :-)

Greenfingers

Greenfingers Report 15 Apr 2013 17:20

Agatha Christie,, to tell her how brilliant her books were and ask why she went missing that time.....also Napoleon...I am a fan and would love to understand him more....and Richard III for the same reasons

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 12 Apr 2013 03:00

Getting confused a bit. Is it being suggested that Marilyn Monroe died as a virgin. :-S

I would like to have met two gentlemen who lived in Olney back in 18th century. One a lovely, gentle man who was a famous poet. The other a big and blustering man who was a slave ship captain in his earlier days and could swear and fight for England.

In later life, this unlikley couple were very close friends. Love to have joined them over a cup of tea in Olney - John Newton and William Cowper (pronounced cooper) :-) :-)

Gins

Gins Report 11 Apr 2013 20:09

Sheffield Workingman's Club!

GP...try Ecclesall Road, Sheffield

SheilaWestWilts

SheilaWestWilts Report 11 Apr 2013 19:59

Julius Caesar - find him fascinating. I guess I would have to brush up on my Latin though :-D

GHeather

GHeather Report 11 Apr 2013 19:34

LilyL, I think you would have liked to have met Charles II ? Anyway, Thomas Heather was Chaplain to him, my own surname, he maybe linked to my family ?

GHeather

GHeather Report 11 Apr 2013 19:31

Brill replies, I enjoyed reading them all, thanks to you ALL for posting! :-D <3 ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 19:19

Oliver Cromwell is allegedly in my family tree - Uncle Ollie in our house!!!! It is quite feasible actually

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 11 Apr 2013 19:16

GINS - You are quite right - Grace, Elegance and Beauty sums her up completely.

I can picture myself taking her for a drink in a Sheffield Workingman's Club and watching the men's jaws drop as we walk through the door then off for a chip butty afterwards. :-D :-D :-D

GP

Gins

Gins Report 11 Apr 2013 18:54

She was absolutely beautiful


GP.........so she was. Not just her looks, she 'had' something, grace?

GinN

GinN Report 11 Apr 2013 18:49

Elizabeth 1 has always fascinated me. The strongest of the Tudors, and as she said of herself, she had the body of a woman but the heart and mind of a king. Pity that the Tudor dynasty died with her.

I'd like to ask herif she really died a virgin!

Island

Island Report 11 Apr 2013 18:48

Oh what the heck.........

Elvis ;-) :-D


AnnC, LHO - good one :-)

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 11 Apr 2013 18:41

I would loved to have met Audrey Hepburn when she made "Breakfast at Tiffanys" in 1961. She was absolutely beautiful.

GP

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 11 Apr 2013 18:29

Cromwell

Cooper

Cooper Report 11 Apr 2013 17:59

Emma Darwin,

I visited her marital home and would love to find out more about her Wedgewood family

Teresa

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 17:51

Lee Harvey Oswald would be interesting - did he or did he not kill JFK?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 17:51

Gins - Marilyn Monroe - good call that one

I absolutely loved her, tragic life on the whole

Paula+

Paula+ Report 11 Apr 2013 15:56

GP I agree and she was born in 1780, so she really was a woman before her time.

LilyL

LilyL Report 11 Apr 2013 15:54

Charles 11! I'd love to have had an audience with him!