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First victim of the Battle of Hasting recorded

First victim of the Battle of Hasting recorded | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The remains bear indentations inflicted by a sword and were found in Lewes, East Sussex - around 20 miles from the famous battlefield.
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Frozen in time: Hero Spitfire pilot's watch stopped at 3.40pm - the moment he was shot down over Kent in 1940

Frozen in time: Hero Spitfire pilot's watch stopped at 3.40pm - the moment he was shot down over Kent in 1940 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Spitfire pilot Les ‘Ricky’ Ricalton was shot down and killed over Kent as his squadron intercepted scores of Nazi aircraft bound for London.
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Stockbroker who saved hundreds of Czech children given honour

Stockbroker who saved hundreds of Czech children given honour | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Sir Nicholas Winton, who celebrated his 105th birthday last week, organised the transport of 669 children – mostly Jewish – from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
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Engineer finds ancient solid gold tribal necklace worth £20,000 in farmer's field full of grazing cows

Engineer finds ancient solid gold tribal necklace worth £20,000 in farmer's field full of grazing cows | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Part time treasure hunter David Spohr had given up on his search in the Tarrant Valley, Dorset, and was on his way for lunch after a fruitless morning when his metal detector suddenly sounded.
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Archivist unearths letter written to FDR in 1939 by London stockbroker

Archivist unearths letter written to FDR in 1939 by London stockbroker | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Nicholas Winton, who saved the children on the eve of World War II, later received a letter saying that U.S. immigration laws meant that nothing could be done.
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A 15th century manor house - Hampton Court - on the market for £12m

A 15th century manor house - Hampton Court - on the market for £12m | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Hampton Court in Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire, is a 15th Century Medieval castle set across 935 acres and boasting 26 bedrooms.
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The last of the fallen: After almost 100 years British WWI prisoners of war who died in German captivity finally have their graves marked with headstones

The last of the fallen: After almost 100 years British WWI prisoners of war who died in German captivity finally have their graves marked with headstones | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 39 servicemen - some of whom were still teenagers - died in Heilsberg prisoner camp in modern-day Poland during the First World War - and have only just been honoured with proper graves.
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How the world looked 14,000 years ago during the ice

How the world looked 14,000 years ago during the ice | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Slovakian designer Martin Vargic worked with geologists to accurately map the massive landbridges and ice sheets that made the world a very different place.
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Earliest houses, Bronze Age cremations and tools found by archaeologists in Scotland | Culture24

Earliest houses, Bronze Age cremations and tools found by archaeologists in Scotland | Culture24 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A pair of rare jet necklaces from Yorkshire and evidence of Mesolithic coastal industries are among discoveries covering 7,000 years of history in south-west Scotland.
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Is this the skeleton of legendary devil dog Black Shuck?

Is this the skeleton of legendary devil dog Black Shuck? | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The remains of a giant dog - weighing up to 200lbs and standing at seven feet tall - were unearthed during a dig among the ruins of Leiston Abbey in Suffolk.
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Stirling Castle - Home

Stirling Castle - Home | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Buy online tickets from the official Stirling Castle website and step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling Castle’s Royal Court. Experience the reopening of James V’s refurbished Renaissance Palace and celebrate one of Scotland’s greatest castles.
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St Salvator's College St Andrew's - YouTube

St Salvator's College was founded in 1450 by Bishop James Kennedy. King James II of Scotland provided an endowment at the college's foundation and several of...
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How 'sunray therapy' has put a generation at risk of cancer

How 'sunray therapy' has put a generation at risk of cancer | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
When they were children Alison Lawlor from Cambridge and Joan East from Kent were prescribed sunray therapy; now they're both suffering from skin cancer
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Remarkable colour photos from 1939 are recreated in the present day

Remarkable colour photos from 1939 are recreated in the present day | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
An astonishing set of photos documenting Denys and Margaret Gardiner's honeymoon across east England in August 1939 has been recreated in the present day.
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Divers' quest to salvage treasure from ship blown up 350 years ago

Divers' quest to salvage treasure from ship blown up 350 years ago | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
English Heritage is funding a two-year excavation at the wreck of HMS London, which sank in 1665 not far from where Southend Pier now stands.
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Colour photos of a couple's honeymoon before the outbreak of WWII

Colour photos of a couple's honeymoon before the outbreak of WWII | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Incredible colour photos unearthed in the attic of the late Margaret Gardiner tell the story of her honeymoon with husband Denys in the summer of 1939
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Iconic images of London in 1950s and 60s by street photographer

Iconic images of London in 1950s and 60s by street photographer | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Born in London's East End, the photographer left his job as a watchmaker in the 1950s to photograph rising stars such as Shirley Bassey and Tony Hancock.
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The runaway boy hero of D-day

The runaway boy hero of D-day | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Private Robert ‘Bobby’ Johns, was just 16, two years below the minimum age for active service, and the youngest soldier to parachute into Normandy on D-Day.
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Commanding officer drew sketches of Rorke's Drift for Queen Victoria

Commanding officer drew sketches of Rorke's Drift for Queen Victoria | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Lieutenant John Chard, top right, drew the five sketches to document the celebrated battle, which took place in January 1879.
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Royal Archive documents revealed

Royal Archive documents revealed | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A look at documents from the Royal Archive due to go on display for the first time at Windsor Castle.
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Found: Lost photos of WWI soldier who inspired famous war poets

Found: Lost photos of WWI soldier who inspired famous war poets | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
David Cuthbert Thomas fought with Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves, and Sassoon's poem A Subaltern (1916) referenced him as a cricketer a week before he was shot by a sniper.
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