GQ model? No – one of the Abraham Lincoln conspirators!

Lewis Powell was one of the gang of conspirators hanged for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln but he’s also well known for his striking good looks

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Who was Britannia on the old penny coins?

This story always tickles me. It seems that Britannia in her trident and helmet on the old penny coins was one of the mistresses of Charles II. The so-called “Merry Monarch”, who ruled after the grim puritan interlude of Oliver Cromwell, had an insatiable libido. He famously carried on an affair with London street girl…