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Judi Dench wants to see Richard III buried in York - Telegraph

Judi Dench wants to see Richard III buried in York - Telegraph | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Well known for playing Queens, such as Queen Victoria and Elizabeth I, Dame Judi Dench has decreed that Richard III should be buried in York.
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After 200 years, the census is axed: Critics accuse Government of ending ten-yearly headcount to try and hide truth about immigration

After 200 years, the census is axed: Critics accuse Government of ending ten-yearly headcount to try and hide truth about immigration | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
An announcement axing the survey is expected this month, together with moves to find cheaper ways of counting the population.
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Revealed: Extraordinary story of British WWI captain released by Kaiser from German prison camp so he could see his dying mother in Kent - on condition that he returned to his cell... and he DID

Captain Robert Campbell, aged 29, was captured just weeks after Britain declared war on Germany in July, 1914.
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The French ghost town where time has stood still: Village lain to waste by Nazis 70 years ago remains completely untouched

The French ghost town where time has stood still: Village lain to waste by Nazis 70 years ago remains completely untouched | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
It may have been 70 years since the inhabitants of Oradour-sur-Glane were massacred and all homes and businesses destroyed, but here in this ghost town near Limoges, France, it is still June 10 1944.
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Eerie images of London in the fog: Grim mid-winter pictures of the capital in the early part of the 20th century

Eerie images of London in the fog: Grim mid-winter pictures of the capital in the early part of the 20th century | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The collection of photographs reveals the gloomy winter months of early 20th century London, including pictures of the Great Smog of December 1952.
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150 years before Instagram, Julia Margaret Cameron set the trend for selfies with her Victorian era Celebrity Photographs

150 years before Instagram, Julia Margaret Cameron set the trend for selfies with her Victorian era Celebrity Photographs | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Pictures of Victorian celebrities by a British photographer have gone on display in New York for the first time. Julia Margaret Cameron was 48 when began taking pictures.
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Back on track: Fascinating pictures show horse-drawn tram's renovation to its former glory

Back on track: Fascinating pictures show horse-drawn tram's renovation to its former glory | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The double-decker 'Leeds horse car 107', built in 1898, has been painstakingly renovated after 112 years out of use.
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Inking of The Titanic: Photographer colours black and white pictures of world's most famous ship with extraordinary results

Inking of The Titanic: Photographer colours black and white pictures of world's most famous ship with extraordinary results | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Russian photo editor Anton Logvynenko has breathed new life into The Titanic story by giving colour to original black and white shots of the doomed liner.
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Were there Christians in Britain BEFORE Augustine? Ring suggests Roman converts existed before first missionary arrived

Were there Christians in Britain BEFORE Augustine? Ring suggests Roman converts existed before first missionary arrived | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A treasure hunter has unearthed a valuable silver ring dating from between 312 and 140 AD near Swaffham in Norfolk.
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Search for a Saxon king: Archaeologists hope to find Alfred the Great in an unmarked grave in Winchester

Search for a Saxon king: Archaeologists hope to find Alfred the Great in an unmarked grave in Winchester | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A team of scientists have applied for permission to dig in the churchyard of St Bartholomew’s Church in Winchester and believe his remains could be among five skeletons buried there.
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The truth Johnny Depp wants to hide about the real-life Tontos: How Comanche Indians butchered babies, roasted enemies alive and would ride 1,000 miles to wipe out one family

The truth Johnny Depp wants to hide about the real-life Tontos: How Comanche Indians butchered babies, roasted enemies alive and would ride 1,000 miles to wipe out one family | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Comanche Indians were responsible for some of the bloodiest scenes in the Wild West but you would never know that from Johnny Depp's new Lone Ranger film.
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Incredible journey of U.S. airman's aviator ring that was swapped with an Italian POW for a bar of chocolate and traded by a Russian soldier for a night's sleep... but has now found its way home

Incredible journey of U.S. airman's aviator ring that was swapped with an Italian POW for a bar of chocolate and traded by a Russian soldier for a night's sleep... but has now found its way home | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The ring had found its way into the hands of Martin Kiss, who enlisted the help of an American couple living next door in Germany to find its real owner.
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The horror writer whose stories influenced Stephen King's novels, 'Prometheus,' Batman's Arkham Asylum and countless other works - and you may never have heard of him before

The horror writer whose stories influenced Stephen King's novels, 'Prometheus,' Batman's Arkham Asylum and countless other works - and you may never have heard of him before | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The mythos H.P. Lovecraft created in stories such as 'The Call of Cthulhu' has reached its tentacles deep into popular culture.
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Take 'virtual dive' among the wreck of HMS Victory for the first tim

Take 'virtual dive' among the wreck of HMS Victory for the first tim | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
For 269 years the HMS Victory has lain on the seabed of the English Channel on a site too dangerous for many divers to explore.
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Inside the Victorian reservoir which supplied fresh water to the people of Liverpool and was one of the first of its kind in the world

Inside the Victorian reservoir which supplied fresh water to the people of Liverpool and was one of the first of its kind in the world | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Toxteth Reservoir in High Park Street, Liverpool, will open its cavernous vaults on Friday as part of Liverpool Heritage Open Month
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Was Richard III troubled by a medical condition in his dying days? Analysis reveals he was suffering with ROUNDWORM

Was Richard III troubled by a medical condition in his dying days? Analysis reveals he was suffering with ROUNDWORM | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Cambridge used a powerful microscope to examine soil samples taken from the skeleton’s pelvis and skull to discover the infection.
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Is this Billy the Kid? Historian claims new photograph shows the legendary American gunman... only the second known image of famous outlaw

Is this Billy the Kid? Historian claims new photograph shows the legendary American gunman... only the second known image of famous outlaw | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The man on the right of this picture - taken around 1879 - is believed to be the Wild West gunslinger. The image was released by New Mexico historian Frank Parrish.
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Amateur treasure hunter unearths haul of Roman coins with £300 metal detector he bought off a friend

Amateur treasure hunter unearths haul of Roman coins with £300 metal detector he bought off a friend | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
As a fisherman, he is used to catching things, but, for Jason Hemmings, 41, snaring a haul of 15 coins in a field in Owermoigne, Dorset, came as something of a shock.
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Warsaw Uprising in colour: Black and white pictures taken during doomed 1944 revolt against the Nazis turned into incredible feature movie with sound and colour

Warsaw Uprising in colour: Black and white pictures taken during doomed 1944 revolt against the Nazis turned into incredible feature movie with sound and colour | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The film is a riveting account of the fierce house-to-house fighting against the German army that began on August 1 and ended 63 days later with the insurgents surrendering, following the deaths of some 200,000 rebels and residents.
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Scientists discover the world's oldest globe of the New World - carved on OSTRICH eggs (and it could have been crafted in Leonardo da Vinci's workshop)

Scientists discover the world's oldest globe of the New World - carved on OSTRICH eggs (and it could have been crafted in Leonardo da Vinci's workshop) | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A Belgium cartographer has dated a virtually unknown globe of the New World complete with Latin inscriptions and monsters to 1504.
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German airmen quaffing champagne and getting drunk as British troops lived in hell and misery of the trenches

German airmen quaffing champagne and getting drunk as British troops lived in hell and misery of the trenches | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Officers of the Imperial German Flying Corps are seen smoking cigars and having a good old knees up in their mess in rare pictures from WWI.
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Warsaw Uprising in colour: Black and white pictures taken during doomed 1944 revolt against the Nazis turned into incredible feature movie with sound and colour

Warsaw Uprising in colour: Black and white pictures taken during doomed 1944 revolt against the Nazis turned into incredible feature movie with sound and colour | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The film makes for a mesmerizing account of the fierce house-to-house fighting against the German army that began on Aug. 1 and ended 63 days later with the insurgents surrendering, following the deaths of some 200,000 rebels and residents.
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Iron Age settlement discovered in Devon is 'most significant Roman discovery for decades'

Iron Age settlement discovered in Devon is 'most significant Roman discovery for decades' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are currently working at the site in Ipplepen, near Newton Abbot, following the discovery of coins dating back to 117BC.
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What secrets do they hold? researchers demand sealed files about JFK assassination be made public on eve of fiftieth anniversary

What secrets do they hold? researchers demand sealed files about JFK assassination be made public on eve of fiftieth anniversary | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Even fifty years after JFK's assassination there are still documents related to his death that have not been released to the public.
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The Nazi Hunter: Remarkable story of the Jewish refugee responsible for tracking down the Auschwitz commandant who slaughtered 3million people

The Nazi Hunter: Remarkable story of the Jewish refugee responsible for tracking down the Auschwitz commandant who slaughtered 3million people | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Hanns Alexander, a German-born Jew serving in the British Army, was one of the lead investigators in the hunt for Rudolf Hoss.
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