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Russian Tsar Nicholas II was Colonel-in-Chief of the Scottish Greys.  Who knew?  
   

Russian Tsar Nicholas II was Colonel-in-Chief of the Scottish Greys. Who knew?

In a museum in Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Royal Mile, Part I

July 27th 2007
Must... stop... procrastinating... So, on a day that seems like a really long time ago, I explored Edinburgh. I started by getting on a bus that took me to Prince Street, next to the gardens that are below Edinburgh Castle. The castle is built on an extinct volcano and has had human habitation on it for millennia. I hiked what felt like straight up and got there at 9 am, just as the castle g ... read more
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British Flag Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
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