Stuart Bazga

Stuart Bazga

Born in Melbourne, Australia. I am an Aussie living in the UK, here in sunny Stafford. I moved to England in 1990 and joined the RAF in 1992. I have had tours to Cyprus (3 years), Gibraltar (2 years) as well as serving in Croatia for 6 months (1997) as part of NATO keeping the peace as well as Bahrain (2000) helping in keeping Saddam at bay. I am married to Maria and have two boys, Roberto is 8 ( might make 9 if he behaves himself) and Ricardo nearly 5 ( not 4 you ask him. He will tell you he is nearly 5). My wife is Portuguese and we were married on the Island of Madeira were she is from. I run a small import/export business selling Australian Opals and jewellery for use throughout Europe and the UK.

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A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 6 Philip II

Join me as we take a final trip back in time, discovering which Monarchs were tyrants, mentally unstable, drunks and psychotic, as well as those who were loved by their people. We bring this series of articles to a close by taking a look at the life and times of Philip II of France.

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A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 5 Charles II

Join me as we take a trip back in time, discovering which Monarchs were tyrants, mentally unstable, drunks and psychotic, as well as those who were loved by their people.

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A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 4 Queen Mary I

Join me as we take a trip back in time, discovering which Monarchs were tyrants, mentally unstable, drunks and psychotic, as well as those who were loved by their people.

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A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 3 King Ludwig II

Join me as we take a trip back in time, discovering which Monarchs were tyrants, mentally unstable, drunks and psychotic, as well as those who were loved by their people.

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A Short Biography on Some of Europe's Most Loved and Hated Monarchs - Pt2 (Mad) King George III

Join me as we take a trip back in time, discovering which Monarchs were tyrants, mentally unstable, drunks and psychotic, as well as those who were loved by their people.

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Nature's Fireworks - A Beginner's Guide to OPAL Parts 6 /7: Valuing Opals and Opal Dictionary

In this, the final instalment, we learn what factors are involved when determining the value of an Opal and the meanings behind some of those terms used throughout my 7 part series.

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"Nature's Fireworks"- A Beginner's Guide to OPAL Pt 5 Types of Opal

Unlike many other gemstones, opal doesn’t occur in lengthy veins or concentrations. Instead, small clusters may be spread over a vast area and divided into precious or gem quality and common. Opal is found in many varieties, but precious opal represents only a small percentage of the total mined.

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A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 1 Vlad Tepes (Dracula)

Join me as we take a trip back in time, discovering which Monarchs were tyrants, mentally unstable, drunks and psychotic, as well as those who were loved by their people. This series of articels will higlight the lives of Vlad Tepes(Dracula), King Ludwig II and King George II to name a few.

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"Nature's Fireworks" - A Beginner's Guide to OPAL Pt 4 Mining and Cutting

Individuals rather than large mining companies do mining in the Australian opal fields. The reason for this is that opal is particularly elusive; it is not found in great amounts at a particular level or in a particular area, but is found at varying depths beneath the surface and is usually found at levels up to 25 metres deep.

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"Nature's Fireworks" - A Beginner's Guide to OPAL Pt 3 Australian Opal Fields

All of the significant opal deposits in Australia during the last 100 years are located within or surrounding the Great Artesian Basin. The most important deposits are found in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.

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"Nature's Fireworks" - A Beginner's Guide to OPAL - Pt 2 World Deposits

Although the largest opal fields are in Australia, opal is also found throughout the world from Europe to the South Americas, North America and South East Asia. It has been mined in Brazil, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Hungary, western parts of the USA and more recently Canada.

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Nature's Fireworks - A Beginner's Guide to OPAL - Part 1; Myths, Legends, and Folklore

This 7 part series has been written for the novice opal collector or admirer who has little or no knowledge about opal.

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The History of Lancaster Castle Pt2

Welcome to part 2 of the history of Lancaster Castle. In this final instalment we cover the Pendle Witch Trials, Take a brief glimpse into debtor’s prison, and discover what would happen to you as a child if you got caught committing an offence.

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The Ghosts of Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is one of the many homes of the present Queen of England, several of her royal ancestors, and "non-royal" spirits, one of whom, according to legend was an ancient Saxon hunter named Herne, who was renowned thought out the area for his outstanding hunting abilities.

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The History of Lancaster Castle Pt1

Lancaster Castle, a trip back in time discovering the origins of the castle from the early Roman period to the present day.

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