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Hard labour for stealing a duck and a 'drunk and incapable' schoolmistress: Middle class criminals of the genteel city of Bath in Victorian times

Hard labour for stealing a duck and a 'drunk and incapable' schoolmistress: Middle class criminals of the genteel city of Bath in Victorian times | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Victorian rogues’ gallery, compiled by Bath police between 1892 and 1922, includes one fraudster bizarrely dressed as a knight and scores of other villains from all walks of life.
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The face of the revolution: Reconstruction experts create Robespierre

The face of the revolution: Reconstruction experts create Robespierre | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Madame Tussaud, now known for her world-renown waxworks museum in London, went by her maiden name of Marie Grosholtz when she made the wax sculpture.
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Queen Victoria's replica christening gown gets another outing: Lord Freddie Windsor and Sophie Winkleman's daughter Maud is christened in same lace robe as Prince George

Queen Victoria's replica christening gown gets another outing: Lord Freddie Windsor and Sophie Winkleman's daughter Maud is christened in same lace robe as Prince George | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The four-month-old, also wearing an embroidered cream hat tied with ribbons, was carried to the service by her thespian mother.
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What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke Island? Remote sensing unearths clues to 400-year-old American mystery

What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke Island? Remote sensing unearths clues to 400-year-old American mystery | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Using ground penetrating radar, Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina claims to have found previously undetected structures buried at the site.
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Thousands gather at Pearl Harbor to mark 72nd anniversary of bombings

Thousands gather at Pearl Harbor to mark 72nd anniversary of bombings | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
About 2,500 gathered at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
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Black and white photos from Pearl Harbor merged with same places today

Black and white photos from Pearl Harbor merged with same places today | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A four minute film, produced by the Navy Public Affairs Support Element in Hawaii, combines the incredible black and white scenes from the December 7, 1941 attack with color images showing the parking lots, buildings and fields that now exist where...
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Duchess wears glittering tiara for white tie ball at Buckingham Palace

Duchess wears glittering tiara for white tie ball at Buckingham Palace | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Wearing a glittering tiara, the Duchess of Cambridge looked every inch a Queen in waiting tonight as she arrived at Buckingham Palace for a diplomatic reception.
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In good spirits: Celebrations at end of prohibition 80 years ago

In good spirits: Celebrations at end of prohibition 80 years ago | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
It was known as the 'Noble Experiment' but when prohibition came to end 80 years ago there were few who missed it.
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Soldier refused to die: WWI hero was dumped alive on a pile of bodies

Soldier refused to die: WWI hero was dumped alive on a pile of bodies | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Major Robert Collie, who survived the Battle of the Somme and Ypres, was shot at Passchendale and left to die on a pile of bodies but was saved by a passing medic.
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Why Stonehenge might have been used as a giant xylophone

Why Stonehenge might have been used as a giant xylophone | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
According to experts from London's Royal College of Art, some of the stones sound like bells, drums, and gongs when they are played.
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Children of Kindertransport recall fleeing Hitler's murder machine

Children of Kindertransport recall fleeing Hitler's murder machine | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
To mark the 75th anniversary of the first group of children arriving at the port of Harwich, five survivors recall fleeing their homes and leaving their families behind.
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Bleak beauty: Evocative photographs of post-war Paris taken in 1946

Bleak beauty: Evocative photographs of post-war Paris taken in 1946 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
American photographer Ed Clark travelled to the city to shoot a feature for LIFE magazine, but he found a city on its knees, as these stunning images show.
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British Library uploads more than a million images to Flickr

British Library uploads more than a million images to Flickr | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Unseen Illustrations project has seen a huge variety of images, previously only available to dedicated researchers, thrown open to the whole internet.
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Has there ever been a sibling rivalry more venomous than this? Now Joan Fontaine is dead at 96, her sister Olivia De Havilland will be livid she's stolen the headlines again

Has there ever been a sibling rivalry more venomous than this? Now Joan Fontaine is dead at 96, her sister Olivia De Havilland will be livid she's stolen the headlines again | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
It was unclear how her older sister, now living in Paris, greeted the news, but her death brings to an end Hollywood’s most vicious case of sibling rivalry.
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New £27million Stonehenge set to open today

New £27million Stonehenge set to open today | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
More than a million people flock to the popular ancient monument in Wiltshire each year, with hundreds attending ceremonies to mark the solstices.
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Pictured: Medieval bridge hidden from view for century under Rochdale

Pictured: Medieval bridge hidden from view for century under Rochdale | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The bridge over the River Roch, which runs through Rochdale and gives the market town its name, has been covered since the 1920s.
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Stunning vintage wedding dresses to go on display at the V&A

Stunning vintage wedding dresses to go on display at the V&A | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Duchess of Cornwall's dove-grey Anna Valentine gown will form the centrepiece of a new exhibition opening next May.
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Genealogy Scottish family birth records census ancestry Scotland uk - ScotlandsPeople

Genealogy Scottish family birth records census ancestry Scotland uk - ScotlandsPeople | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Genealogy Scotland UK - Census deaths marriages birth records
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Survivor fulfils promise to reveal Auschwitz horrors - after 70 years

Survivor fulfils promise to reveal Auschwitz horrors - after 70 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Iby Knill, 90, who lives in Leeds, promised the girl she would tell the world about the death camp - and has kept her pledge after 70 years in a new documentary.
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World War II vet 'Babe' Heffron hero in 'Band of Brothers,' dies at 90

World War II vet 'Babe' Heffron hero in 'Band of Brothers,' dies at 90 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Edward J. 'Babe' Heffron, 90, the former Easy Company private from New Jersey, whose World War II experiences were chronicled in the TV miniseries Band of Brothers has died.
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Young Princess Elizabeth starring in Royal pantomimes during WWII

Young Princess Elizabeth starring in Royal pantomimes during WWII | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Princess Elizabeth was 15 and Princess Margaret just 11 when the pair starred in their first panto, Cinderella, in the Waterloo Chamber in Windsor Castle in December 1941.
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'Oh! How our hearts do ache': Heartfelt poems reveal suffering of families left behind by the First World War's 16 million dead

'Oh! How our hearts do ache': Heartfelt poems reveal suffering of families left behind by the First World War's 16 million dead | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
An ancestry website has published a series of poems - written by wives, parents, brothers, sisters and orphaned children - to 'bring home' the sorrow of the families of those who died in battle.
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Scotland's oldest bride and groom tie the knot after more than 30 years together

Scotland's oldest bride and groom tie the knot after more than 30 years together | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
BILL BURNETT, 86, and his 89-year-old partner Jane Pollock had been living together for three decades before Bill proposed, and the couple eventually married at South Leith Parish Church in Edinburgh yesterday.
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Rare colors portraits by Hitler's personal photographer

Rare colors portraits by Hitler's personal photographer | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Rarely seen color photographs of the Third Reich by the German dictator's own beloved personal photographer Hugo Jaeger give a startling glimpse into the larger than life celebrations from Hitler's heinous reign.
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