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    Default Puzzle #9

    On 6 September 1861 an officer at the Curragh barracks of the British Army met a 'wren'.

    He met the 'wren' on two further occasions—"NC third time".

    Who was the officer?

    The officer's mother blamed the officer for the death of her husband a few months later; who?

    What's a 'wren'?

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    This isn't a puzzle as such more a story of general interest about Edward V11 of England who as a young officer met Nellie Clifton who was a lady of easy virtue and the whole saga upset his father, Prince Albert, that he died shortly afterwards.

    His wife Queen Victoria blamed Edward for the early demise of Albert and reportedly never forgave him.

    Wrens, these ladies of questionable morals, were so called because they lived in makeshift houses that looked like Wren's nests.
    Any further information can be gleamed by checking out

    http://www.turtlebunbury.com/history...e_clifden.html

    It is a good read.

    Cheers
    Magicman
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    Too easy, full marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empirical View Post
    Too easy, full marks.
    im expecting your next puzzle to be about the mary celeste of which you only are privy to the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meursault View Post
    im expecting your next puzzle to be about the mary celeste of which you only are privy to the answer
    Oh, you know that one, it was The Doctor

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