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Winston Churchill pictured as a teenager

Winston Churchill pictured as a teenager | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
These striking images, taken at Harrow School in London, are believed to be the oldest surviving photographs of Sir Winston Churchill.
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Inside the cell where Oscar Wilde was jailed for homosexuality

Inside the cell where Oscar Wilde was jailed for homosexuality | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
In 1895, Wilde was sentenced to two years hard labour after being found guilty of gross indecency. He spent the majority of his sentence in Reading Gaol.
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My ancestors were slaves belonging to Benedict Cumberbatch's family

My ancestors were slaves belonging to Benedict Cumberbatch's family | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Stacey Cumberbatch has said she gets her distinctive surname from the ancestors of English actor Benedict Cumberbatch who were slave owners.
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Miracle survival of Joy the spaniel who escaped Bolshevik murder squad

Miracle survival of Joy the spaniel who escaped Bolshevik murder squad | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Joy the spaniel was cared for by a British expeditionary soldier, having survived the execution of the Tsar and his family in 1918.
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Houses of death: Chilling tales from behind the doors of homes that were the scene of gruesome murders over the last 200 years

Houses of death: Chilling tales from behind the doors of homes that were the scene of gruesome murders over the last 200 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
All houses have a history, but few are as grisly as these - 13 Clarendon Road in Holland Park, pictured, was the scene of a murder of passion in 1919, and is one of many London houses with a blood-soaked past.
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Images of Civil War casualties captured by Lincoln's photographer

Images of Civil War casualties captured by Lincoln's photographer | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Alexander Gardner, from Paisley, Renfrewshire, risked his life to capture the American Civil War on film but was robbed of most of the credit by his employer.
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Devastation of Grand Slam bomb finally set to be uncovered

Devastation of Grand Slam bomb finally set to be uncovered | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 'Grand Slam' was designed to simulate the effects of an earthquake in order to cause wide-spread destruction to critical infrastructure.
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Bones Found in Scotland Linked to 19th-Century Serial Killers : DNews

Bones Found in Scotland Linked to 19th-Century Serial Killers : DNews | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The bones reveal signs they were used in medical schools during a time when two men murdered to supply the schools with fresh corpses.
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Women on the Home Front: Extraordinary images from the First World War

Women on the Home Front: Extraordinary images from the First World War | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Striking images of women manufacturing rolled glass and grain for food (pictured) have gone on display at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.
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Probable Royal Pelvic Bone Found in Museum Storage

Probable Royal Pelvic Bone Found in Museum Storage | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
British researchers have uncovered what may be King Alfred the Great’s pelvic bone.
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First ever English book of women's rights to sell for £3,000

First ever English book of women's rights to sell for £3,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
It features such intriguing chapters as 'What persons women may not marry', 'The Baron may beat his Wife' and 'Of Wooing'.
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Chilling diagram of damage done at Pearl Harbor sells for $427,000

Chilling diagram of damage done at Pearl Harbor sells for $427,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The colourful battle map was drawn up in the wake of the surprise attack on the American Pacific Fleet and was sold at Christie's in New York.
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Revealed: Queen Victoria's secret passion for photography

Revealed: Queen Victoria's secret passion for photography | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The monarch amassed a collection of more than 20,000 photos during her 63-year reign, among them intimate snaps of the Victorian royal family.
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Recently found 95-year-old negatives reveal devastation of WWI

Recently found 95-year-old negatives reveal devastation of WWI | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The astonishing collection of photographs were discovered by Peter Berry Ottaway, 71, in the home of his late grandfather, Hubert, who was a sapper (or combat engineer) in the Territorial Army during WWI.
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Roman infanticide practices did NOT favour boys

Roman infanticide practices did NOT favour boys | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
British archaeologists conducted DNA analysis on 1,800-year-old bones discovered a century ago near Hambleton, Buckinghamshire.
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Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
“How does one mourn for six million people who died? How many candles does one light? How many prayers does one recite? Do we know how to remember the victims, their solitude, their helplessness?
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Community gathers to remember Greyfriars Bobby - News centre - City of Edinburgh Council

City of Edinburgh Council News - Community gathers to remember Greyfriars Bobby - An event marking the life of Edinburgh’s world-famous terrier Greyfriars Bobby was held by his graveside on the anniversary of his death.
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Photographs of Buffalo Bill Cody’s tour of Scotland up for auction

Photographs of Buffalo Bill Cody’s tour of Scotland up for auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The showman and his team left the U.S .twice to visit Scotland - one of the photos shows Buffalo Bill and his real cowboys and cowgirls during their visit to Dundee in 1904.
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First World War killed one million more than records show

First World War killed one million more than records show | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Antoine Prost, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Paris, says that in the chaos after the Great War governments, including Britain's, produced conservative death figures.
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Were severed heads of gladiators who fought in London fed to DOGS ?

Were severed heads of gladiators who fought in London fed to DOGS ? | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Initial tests on the Skulls discovered within the boundaries of ancient London found 'clear evidence' they were chewed by dogs.
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Munitions worker allowed NOT to fight in WWI as four brothers died

Munitions worker allowed NOT to fight in WWI as four brothers died | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Details of how 8,000 men tried everything they could to avoid conscription in the First World War are released online by the National Archives.
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Nazis slaughtered my brother and sister with a guillotine

Nazis slaughtered my brother and sister with a guillotine | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Elisabeth Hartnagel-Scholl is the last surviving sibling of Hans and Sophie Scholl, two anti-Nazi activists who were caught distributing anti-regime propaganda in Munich
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