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Tag Archives: University of Manchester

HURRAH FOR TILLY SHILLING—ENGINEER, RACER, AND MORE PART 1

I LEARNED ABOUT Beatrice “Tilly” Shilling while researching yesterday’s SimanaitisSays on the Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engine. This engine played a major role in Britain’s and the Allies’ defeat of the … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 2 Comments

U OR NON-U, REDUX

IT USED be so simple. Beginning with October 14, 1066, one was either Norman or non-Norman. Up until recently (two days ago), it was U or non-U, the “U” standing … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment