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The Banning of Christmas

10, 9, 2019 - Christmas Abolished! What would you do if the government banned Christmas? Your glorious .... Read More

The Window Tax

10, 9, 2019 - William III and a Tax on Light Throughout history windows have been used as symbols of power .... Read More

Dr James Lind (1716-1794) and Scurvy

10, 9, 2019 - Oranges, Scurvy and the Navy Oranges have long been noted for their extraordinary health .... Read More

The Great Smog

10, 9, 2019 - The Great Smog of 1952 Smoke is most commonly related to the burning of wood or other .... Read More

Hospital Beds in the First World War

10, 9, 2019 - Hospital Beds in the First World War Is there really a more comfortable place than the humble .... Read More

Mary Queen of Scots’ Secret Code

9, 9, 2019 - Codes and Secrets Codes are an extremely complex and interesting aspect of history. They appear .... Read More

Cock-fighting

9, 9, 2019 - Chickens Chickens have always been an important commodity to humans, predominantly for .... Read More

Signature Collecting

9, 9, 2019 - Autograph and Signature Collecting Every day we use signatures, whether it’s signing a birthday .... Read More

Camp Followers

9, 9, 2019 - Camp Followers We are all followers of something: whether it be a football club or celebrity, .... Read More

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