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July 15, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: Prince Philip – Cool Dude

If you read my previous two articles on Prince Philip, you might think that I join with many other members of the press, who enjoyed taking potshots at the Prince. Nope. Despite his having no official political power, Prince Philip was IMHO one of the greatest public servants and leaders of the last 100 years. […]

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July 6, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: The Afterlife of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Recall from last week’s column that on Tanna island in the Republic of Vanuatu, the Prince Philip Tribe worshipped the Prince as a god.  If you have read any press coverage of the Tribe’s reaction to the recent death of Prince Philip, you will think that the Tribe is in mourning and will likely nominate […]

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June 22, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: The Real Life Story of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

If you watched the impressive funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, you may have picked up some of the following accepted facts. He was born in 1921 on a dining table in a mansion on Corfu, as a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glückburg and a Prince of Greece and Denmark. When his life […]

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May 13, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: Josiah and Matthew Henson and The Explorers Club

Last week I described the astounding life of Josiah Henson and the new Montgomery County Parks Museum that has just opened in his honor.  This week I will tell you how I got involved in his story, researched his family and possible links to explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, and how all this relates to the […]

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May 6, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: New Josiah Henson Slavery Museum Opens in Montgomery County

After several months of delay due to the Covid pandemic, the brand-new Josiah Henson Museum in north Bethesda has just opened to the public.  It is definitely worth a visit!  The Museum tells the story of one of the most astounding and consequential persons to ever live in Montgomery County. Josiah Henson was born into […]

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