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1920s Britain at work and play

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

From Boy Scouts on a hike to children playing on a beach, this wonderful set of photographs captures British life almost a century ago. for more click here

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Faces of pain: Harrowing portraits from Victorian lunatic asylum

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

These haunting portraits captured by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond between 1848 and 1858 give an insight into the harrowing lives of women forced to live out their years at Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum for paupers. for more click here

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The colorful criminals of turn-of-the-century Nebraska

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Historical mug shots taken during the turn of the century in Nebraska have been released, revealing the wide array of crimes and even wider array of characters that wound up behind bars. for more click here

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Poor, alone and shipped against their will to the other side of the world

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The ‘Potato Orphans’ of Australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation’s history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the Great Famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the Australian convicts. for more click here

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Lusitania sinking centenary marked by memorial service

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania is being commemorated.

About 1,200 people died and 771 survived when the British liner was torpedoed by a German submarine on 7 May 1915 during World War One. for more click here

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Kirk and Scotty’s Ancestral Journey?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

We have uncovered an incredible entry in the 1841 census that appears to show Scotty and Captain Kirk visiting Linlithgow on the night of the 1841 census. The two men, whose names are recorded as Montgomery Scott and James T Kirk, are both described as ’traveller’. Scott declared he was born in the county of Linlithgowshire, while Kirk was born outside Scotland. for more click here

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National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Gallipoli: Myth and Memory

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

This year, 2015, marks the centenary year of the World War One Gallipoli campaign. Often thought of as a land battle, fought by Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) troops, Gallipoli is remembered as a failure of British leadership. The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s new exhibition Gallipoli: Myth and Memory aims to re-tell this misunderstood story, highlighting how the naval forces were instrumental in the campaign. This is the only significant exhibition dedicated to the Gallipoli campaign in the UK this year. for more click here

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See ‘Six VCs before breakfast’ as The Fusilier Museum marks the Gallipoli 100 weekend

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Over the weekend of 24 – 26 April 2015 The Fusilier Museum, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the town of Bury will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign in a special weekend named ‘Gallipoli 100’. for more click here

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British soldier’s array of medals including Victoria Cross to fetch £180,000 at auction

Monday, April 13th, 2015

THE gallantry medals of a British soldier who braved a “tornado of lead” to save a comrade before delivering ammunition to beleaguered troops have emerged for sale for £180,000. for more click here

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Gunpowder plots and prefect revolutions

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Britain’s public schools are now the very image of tradition but behind their establishment image lies a history of rebellion and revolution.for more click here

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