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Animals Of London’s Past

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Visualise London animals today and you may only think of the Tower ravens, the horses of the Household Cavalry and urban foxes, but the animals of London past were conspicuous and affected the city’s economic,…

Elopement Extraordinary

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All rural communities have idiosyncrasies when it comes to cultural practices.  Perhaps the customs surrounding a rural marriage are some of the most strange.  Rural Ireland of the 19th and 20th centuries had a wide variety of…

Crowning A Queen

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There had never been a regnant queen in England before 1553, when Mary I ascended to the throne following the death of her younger brother Edward VI. After the death of our flame-haired monarch, Elizabeth…

GUYS CLIFFE, Warwick

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We’ve all heard tragic historical love stories. Lovers torn apart by warring families a la Romeo and Juliet, the dramatic tale of Cleopatra and Marc Antony and the royal love story of Queen Victoria and…

The Countess

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Although the fight for Irish independence in the early 20th Century was dominated by the men, there was a surprisingly large group of women who took up arms, carried messages and risked their lives for what…

Hello The House

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Approaching a homestead in Wyoming in the 1880s, you’d most likely holler, ‘Hello, the House!’ if you valued your life. With many west-bound pioneers of the mid 19th century settled on land which may once have…

Sparta…Great For Women!

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The best place to be a woman in Ancient Greece was…Sparta. Really? You mean that bloodthirsty lot who were horrendously outnumbered at Thermopylae and yet still went on to win. That was a good place…

Boston: The Athens of America

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Boston: Athens of AmericaThe comparison to Athens might be a little far-fetched, but for America, Boston is as old as it gets. The epicenter of the American Revolution, Boston, Massachusetts is the gateway to where the Old…

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Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell

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Like many people, I had my pre-conceptions about Anne Boleyn. Her name alone conjures up the image of a ‘Femme Fatale’, histories most famous ‘other’ woman. She was clever and calculating. Sly, with her eyes…