Features

The Earl and The Showgirl

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It sounds like something from a bad romantic fiction. It’s the 1850s, and Henry the 7th Earl of Stamford, handsome, rich and powerful, heir to several estates scattered across the country, meets and pursues the…

A Chat With the Police History Society

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Mike Vince (MBE MA) joined Thames Valley Police in 1973 and served in Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Police Headquarters, Kidlington. During his 30 years of predominantly uniform service, he carried out; foot patrols, a stint…

Can You Cancan?

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Ooh la-la! Long skirts, frilly petticoats, stockings, feathers, whooping and high kicking ladies in a line. This is the saucy and sassy image we conjure up when visualising a performance of the cancan. The outfits…

Curious Cures…

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From lobotomies to leeching, there have been a multitude of curious medicinal cures throughout history! I’ve listed a few here, but don’t worry, no Paracetamol is required! Got a headache? Why not bind a dead…

Out of Time…

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As the Time Team trowels are put away for the last time, archaeologist Matthew Beresford looks back at the lasting legacy that caught the nation’s imagination. Sunday 24th March 2013 saw Time Team, the nation’s favourite…

What a Way to Die!

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When we think back on the great figures in history, we remember the struggles they fought; their courage, leadership and great innovative minds… so WHY did so many balls it up and meet their end…