Tuesday, 16 July 2013

200th Post - Posts Mean Prizes!

Welcome to the blog's 200th post!


I'm too hot and bothered to write anything inspiring or funny.

After considering a variety of ways of celebrating and ruling out neckid wimmim, I've decided to be boring and give out prizes.

The Rules

To enter you will have to be a public follower of this blog, either new or existing.  Just make a comment on this post.  On 23 July I will make a draw of the entrants.  The winner will be able to choose one of the following prizes:

  •  Penguin Classics, Alfred  the Great - a selection of contemporary sources
  • Stephen Roskill, The Navy at War, 1939-1945 - a one-volume account by Capt Roskill, the author of the Official History of the war at sea.
  • Niall Ferguson (ed), Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals - asks 'War If...' questions such as '...Charles I had avoided the Civil War?', '...there had been no American Revolution?' and '...Britain had stood aside in August 1914?' as well as the ever-popular '...Hitler had invaded Britain in May 1940?'

  • Six postcards of the Godfather of this blog, Edward VII (as shown above).
  •  Six postcards of other assorted British royals (as shown above).

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations Edwin, a nice milestone achieved there. I would like to have an entry into this rather fine competition please.

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  2. Many congrats on your 200th post :)

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  3. Congratulations on your 200th post sir! Bravo!

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  4. Congrats on your 200th mate. Well done!

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  5. Congrats on your 200th post, I've just found your blog on Tamsin's and joined the fun!

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  6. Congrats on 200 posts! Have enjoyed them, and look forward to the next 200!

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  7. Just discovered your blog. Congrats on 200.

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  8. congratz on the 200 here is to the next 200
    Peace James

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  9. Tamsin sent me over, congrats on the milestone.

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  10. Good milestone, congratulations. Count me in!

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  11. Very many congratulations on the milestone Edwin, here's to many more.

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  12. Nice work with your blog and well done on 200 posts. Glad to follow and be entered in the drawing.

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  13. Very interesting prize draw. Congrats on the milestone.

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  14. Congratulations on 200 posts. While the books are tempting the Edward VII postcards mounted up properly would go well as a VSF/Colonial accent for the games room.

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    1. Ah, something I've never considered!

      Then you'd need the Kaiser and the King of the Belgians as well.

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    2. Now that could lead to a whole new hobby.

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    3. One day I shall post about how I paid my rent selling postcards of royalty and Edwardian actresses...

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    4. One hopes not both on the same card.... Any of Vesta Tilley after whom our camping trailer is named?

      http://victorianboler.blogspot.ca/2010/04/whats-in-name.html

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    5. Oddly enough, only two. On of her in full drag (looking like Joe Chamberlain) and the other of her in a frock.

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  15. Very fun :) Congrats on your 200th update!

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  16. NO MORE ENTRIES TO THE DRAW.

    THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST, AND WE HAVE A WINNER (WHO WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW).

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