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Photographer who shot iconic Second World War images after serving with elite Navy unit, dies aged 94

Photographer who shot iconic Second World War images after serving with elite Navy unit, dies aged 94 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Wayne Miller produced some of the most indelible combat images of the Second World War while with the military unit assigned to document the conflict.
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The final moments of Richard IIIs burial revealed: King was squashed into tiny grave with his hands still tied by gravediggers 'in a hurry'

The final moments of Richard IIIs burial revealed: King was squashed into tiny grave with his hands still tied by gravediggers 'in a hurry' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Richard III was squashed into a tiny, badly prepared ‘lozenge’ shaped pit with his hands tied as gravediggers rushed to bury him, Leicester researchers have claimed.
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Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History | CoinWeek

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History | CoinWeek | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
One of the most impressive and historical collections of British gold coinage auctioned in the United States will fall under the gavel at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money — the largest national numismatic...
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The name's Bond, Jane Bond: Riddle of the WW2 spy arrested in Spain... dressed as a woman

The name's Bond, Jane Bond: Riddle of the WW2 spy arrested in Spain... dressed as a woman | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
When the wartime spy was arrested for being dressed as a woman, his charm began to wear thin with intelligence chiefs.
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Perfectly preserved helmet of real-life Boy's Own hero who was awarded Victoria Cross after running through hail of bullets to rescue captain in 1897 India goes on sale

Perfectly preserved helmet of real-life Boy's Own hero who was awarded Victoria Cross after running through hail of bullets to rescue captain in 1897 India goes on sale | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Lieutenant Henry Pennell, 23, of the 2nd Battalion Derbyshire Regiment, tried to save his platoon leader during the Battle of Dargai Heights.
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Thomas Cromwell – a very modern politician?

Thomas Cromwell – a very modern politician? | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Diarmaid MacCulloch and Mark D'Arcy consider what life was like for Thomas Cromwell, political fixer and matchmaker to Henry VIII. Mentored by Thomas Wolsey, chief advisor to Henry, Cromwell was executed by the king in 1540.
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The Wright Brothers were NOT the first to fly a plane - a German pilot beat them to it two years earlier in a flying car, claims leading aviation journal

The Wright Brothers were NOT the first to fly a plane - a German pilot beat them to it two years earlier in a flying car, claims leading aviation journal | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Claims made in Jane's All The World's Aircraft journal state that German aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead may have been the first man to successfully fly a plane, beating the Wright Brothers' infamous flight by two years.
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£6m for First World War centenary projects - Telegraph

£6m for First World War centenary projects - Telegraph | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Six million pounds has been made available to communities wanting to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
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Knight class: Warlike wonders at Warwick Castle

Knight class: Warlike wonders at Warwick Castle | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
FROM the dramatic battlements to the Great Hall, the castle is a stunning place to scramble over and explore
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Yolande Gabai Harmer: Israel’s Secret Heroine

Yolande Gabai Harmer: Israel’s Secret Heroine | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Moshe Sharett, the head of the Jewish Agency’s Political Department, visited Egypt in 1945.
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The Tate Britain's Transformation Puts 500 Years of British History into One Riveting Walk

The Tate Britain's Transformation Puts 500 Years of British History into One Riveting Walk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A refurbishment of the Tate Britain's galleries and a reorganization of the museum's paintings displays the history of the U.K. in one short walk.
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Israel's History in Pictures: The Cigarbox Collection

Israel's History in Pictures: The Cigarbox Collection | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The story of an exceptional collection of photos of Israel from the early 20th century. Two examples are here and on the main page.
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How President Lincoln's scrawled note on the back of a telegram saved a disabled boy from the army

How President Lincoln's scrawled note on the back of a telegram saved a disabled boy from the army | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A letter from President Lincoln, in which he agrees to let a 14-year-old boy leave the Army, has gone on sale in Philadelphia.
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Constable's cathedral 'masterpiece' is saved for the nation in £23.1million Tate deal

Constable's cathedral 'masterpiece' is saved for the nation in £23.1million Tate deal | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows by John Constable was bought for £23.1million in a deal arranged by the Tate museum and four other galleries around the country.
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MI5 bugged Edward VIII's calls to Wallis in days before his abdication as Government paranoia grew over the crisis

MI5 bugged Edward VIII's calls to Wallis in days before his abdication as Government paranoia grew over the crisis | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Ministers ordered telephone communications between Buckingham Palace and his country home Fort Belvedere, certain addresses in London and parts of Europe to be secretly intercepted.
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31 years on, Hyde Park 'bomber' in dock over IRA atrocity that killed four soldiers and seven horses: Man charged after leaving remote Irish bolthole to go on holiday

31 years on, Hyde Park 'bomber' in dock over IRA atrocity that killed four soldiers and seven horses: Man charged after leaving remote Irish bolthole to go on holiday | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
John Anthony Downey, 61, of County Donegal, Ireland, is accused of being responsible for a car bomb left in South Carriage Drive.
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Afghan archaeology site faces rocky future

Afghan archaeology site faces rocky future | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Ancient ruins of Mes Aynak threatened by planned Chinese mining project.
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Ye royal fashion bible: New art exhibition shows how Britain's Tudor monarchs led London to the top of the style stakes more than 300 years ago

Ye royal fashion bible: New art exhibition shows how Britain's Tudor monarchs led London to the top of the style stakes more than 300 years ago | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
From dashing tunics to plunging dresses, this collection of stunning new portraits from the 16th and 17th-century shows Britain's royals were a rather stylish bunch.
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Monty's return: Pictures emerge of Field Marshal Montgomery visiting pivotal El Alamein battlefield 25 years after he defeated the Germans

Monty's return: Pictures emerge of Field Marshal Montgomery visiting pivotal El Alamein battlefield 25 years after he defeated the Germans | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The candid images, which are going under the hammer, show Montgomery as an old man setting foot at El Alamein in Egypt to mark the anniversary of the Allies' first major triumph against Germans in World War Two.
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Despite secrecy, interest builds around mysterious First Temple find outside Bethlehem

Despite secrecy, interest builds around mysterious First Temple find outside Bethlehem | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A 2,800-year-old pillar discovered by a tour guide under a Palestinian orchard points to a major construction dating from Biblical times. So why isn’t it being excavated?
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Lancaster bomber flypast to mark Dambusters anniversary - Telegraph

Lancaster bomber flypast to mark Dambusters anniversary - Telegraph | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A Lancaster bomber will perform a flypast at Derwent Reservoir today as part of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the war-time Dambusters air raid.
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Head of King Richard III to tour England | The Times

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is going on display in Leicester’s Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour
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