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Britain's oldest pavement has been uncovered in Cornwall

Britain's oldest pavement has been uncovered in Cornwall | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Cornwall’s Historic Environment group has spent the past week uncovering the pavement at the Hurlers stone circles site near Minions on Bodmin Moor.
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Fragment of the 500-year-flag that flew as King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field set to sell for £5,000

Fragment of the 500-year-flag that flew as King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field set to sell for £5,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The red and gold cloth fragment was a standard of the future Henry VII, pictured, during the pivotal and bloody fight between the houses of Lancaster and York.
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The serial killer with Royal connections: New book claims Queen Victoria's surgeon was Jack the Ripper - and it's written by victim's descendant

Author Antonia Alexander, who claims she is a descendant of the Ripper's fifth and final victim Mary Kelly, points the finger at Sir John Williams.
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The caricatured King and I: Why PHILIPPA LANGLEY, the author who located the remains of Richard III, wants to restore his reputation

The caricatured King and I: Why PHILIPPA LANGLEY, the author who located the remains of Richard III, wants to restore his reputation | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The unearthing of a skeleton in a Leicester car park last year caused a sensation when it was confirmed as being Richard III.
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The real Danger UXB: George Cross awarded to bomb disposal novice killed when his commander accidentally triggered explosion during Blitz sells for £74,000

The real Danger UXB: George Cross awarded to bomb disposal novice killed when his commander accidentally triggered explosion during Blitz sells for £74,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Ordinary Seaman Bennett Southwell (pictured) was killed in October 1940 after volunteering with a bomb disposal unit.
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Rudolf Hess files containing interrogation transcripts of Hitler's deputy set for auction... but mystery surrounds who is selling them

Rudolf Hess files containing interrogation transcripts of Hitler's deputy set for auction... but mystery surrounds who is selling them | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Alexander Historical Auctions in the US described the Hess documents as 'perhaps the most important wartime archive to ever be offered for private sale.'
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Stop believing the Allies could have bombed Auschwitz to save lives - Opinion

Stop believing the Allies could have bombed Auschwitz to save lives - Opinion | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
According to this fallacy - perpetuated, among others, by our prime minister - the Final Solution could have been stopped by military means that were easily available to the Allies at the time.
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Max Hastings: Sent to hell on double-decker buses

Max Hastings: Sent to hell on double-decker buses | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
In our final extract of World War I: The Human Stories, Max Hastings tells the story of the heroic fighting around Ypres, where the horror of trench warfare first emerged.
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Paris through a Nazi lens: Propaganda images of occupied French capita

Paris through a Nazi lens: Propaganda images of occupied French capita | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Taken by Andre Zucca for the German propaganda magazine Signal, these pictures show a Paris that is in sharp contrast to the hardships commonly associated with Nazi rule.
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Medal collection of air ace who flew in BOTH world wars, shot down doz

Medal collection of air ace who flew in BOTH world wars, shot down doz | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Air Vice Marshall William Staton from Emsworth, Hampshire served British air forces for 35 years, fighting in both world wars when he was 20 and then 40.
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Incredible skeletal remains of 'Catholic saints' that are still dripping in gems and jewellery and have now been dug up by 'Indiana Bones' explorer

Incredible skeletal remains of 'Catholic saints' that are still dripping in gems and jewellery and have now been dug up by 'Indiana Bones' explorer | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Art historian Paul Koudounaris hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world's most secretive religious establishments.
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Royal love birds whose blind arrogance cost 15million lives: How the l

Royal love birds whose blind arrogance cost 15million lives: How the l | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The night before their official visit to Sarajevo in June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie drove unannounced into town to browse in a carpet shop
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Fateful day JFK was assassinated as seen by bystanders

Fateful day JFK was assassinated as seen by bystanders | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
November marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK and an exhibition features stills taken by bystanders along with scrapbooks and souvenirs.
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The real Danger UXB: George Cross awarded to bomb disposal novice killed when his commander accidentally triggered explosion during Blitz sells for £74,000

The real Danger UXB: George Cross awarded to bomb disposal novice killed when his commander accidentally triggered explosion during Blitz sells for £74,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Ordinary Seaman Bennett Southwell (pictured) was killed in October 1940 after volunteering with a bomb disposal unit.
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The Nazi women who were every bit as evil as the men: From the mother

The Nazi women who were every bit as evil as the men: From the mother | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A chilling new book has unearthed the complicity of German women who could go from being warm-hearted mothers one minute to cold-blooded killers the next.
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Only survivng copy of critical Hitler documentary found in Belgium

Only survivng copy of critical Hitler documentary found in Belgium | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The only surviving copy of 'Hitler's Reign of Terror' a documentary produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt, was found two years ago in Brussels, Belgium.
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Britain's oldest pavement has been uncovered in Cornwall

Britain's oldest pavement has been uncovered in Cornwall | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Cornwall’s Historic Environment group has spent the past week uncovering the pavement at the Hurlers stone circles site near Minions on Bodmin Moor.
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Roman road which had key role in Scottish history unearthed in Stirling park | Deadline News

Roman road which had key role in Scottish history unearthed in Stirling park | Deadline News | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered Rome’s version of the M8 - a cobbled road which has not been seen for hundreds of years. The highway, built around 2,000 years
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Never-before-seen pictures of Britain's first female special agent sho

Never-before-seen pictures of Britain's first female special agent sho | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Christine Granville was Britain's first female special agent, and served in occupied France as well as her native Poland.
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The real-life Rapunzels: How seven sisters with 37 feet of hair found

The real-life Rapunzels: How seven sisters with 37 feet of hair found | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Sutherland Sisters, consisting of Sarah, Victoria, Isabella, Grace, Naomi, Mary and Dora, each boasted ankle-skimming hair.
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Victorian gang who terrorised the streets of Birmingham

Victorian gang who terrorised the streets of Birmingham | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 'Peaky Blinders' - so called because of their deadly flat caps - terrorised Birmingham from the late 1800s into the early 20th century, when the city was a world industrial centre.
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Spitfire shot down over Salisbury Plain by the Luftwaffe 70 years ago is dug up by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

Spitfire shot down over Salisbury Plain by the Luftwaffe 70 years ago is dug up by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Rosemary Baillon, 72, yesterday watched her father Paul Baillon's Spitfire Mark 1 being excavated on the Salisbury Plain nearly 73 years after it crashed.
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Create your very own Coot Club! Victorian boathouse which inspired Art

Create your very own Coot Club! Victorian boathouse which inspired Art | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The historic boathouse (pictured), on the eastern shore of Coniston Water, in Cumbria, has been put on the market for £150,000.
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Laughing in the face of death: Revealed, a poignant treasure trove of memorabilia from the trenches

Laughing in the face of death: Revealed, a poignant treasure trove of memorabilia from the trenches | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Today, the Mail can reveal unseen items and photos for the section devoted to ‘Life at the Front’ at the Imperial War Museum's new First World War Galleries
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Astonishing black and white photos show desolate Chelsea after Blitz

Astonishing black and white photos show desolate Chelsea after Blitz | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
More than a decade on from the blitz, children still played among rubble and derelict sites as the country struggled to re-find its feet.
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