HM The Queen. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, The Queen is ninety. Her sixty-four year reign has broken the record of longest-serving British monarch previously held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Her Majesty and Queen Victoria are the only British monarchs to have lived long enough … Continue reading

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All the Riches of Araby. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, With the exception of the┬áCheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of London, I think we can say without bias that the Victoria & Albert Museum curates the most spectacular jewellery exhibitions in London if not the world. The … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding April 30th 2011

Dear Rowley, Well, that went well didn’t it? Three jolly good hits on the BBC News channel and three equally barn-storming suits: a brace of Anderson & Sheppard pieces (the yellow linen on the penultimate morning and the dinner jacket … Continue reading

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