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'Not what you would call a classic beauty': Scientists recreate the true face of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 3D

'Not what you would call a classic beauty': Scientists recreate the true face of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 3D | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A team of experts at Dundee University used old portraits of the monarch to produce this startling image.
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Colonial America's oldest unsolved murder case is finally solved: Forensic scientists reveal identity of 19-year-old European shot in a Virginia duel in 1624

Colonial America's oldest unsolved murder case is finally solved: Forensic scientists reveal identity of 19-year-old European shot in a Virginia duel in 1624 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Virginia believe they have solved a 400-year-old cold-case murder. The skeleton of an English colonist has been identified as George Harrison, who died in a duel in 1624.
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The spy photo that fooled us: Historian unravels mystery over picture said to be of an elusive slave turned Union spy during civil war

The spy photo that fooled us: Historian unravels mystery over picture said to be of an elusive slave turned Union spy during civil war | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
For years a blurry picture of a woman posing with a parasol was believed to Mary Bowser, the slave turned Union spy during the civil war.
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Film about WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing is attacked by biographer for exaggerating love affair with woman because he was gay and says Keira Knightley is 'too glamorous'

Film about WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing is attacked by biographer for exaggerating love affair with woman because he was gay and says Keira Knightley is 'too glamorous' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Turing played a key role in breaking the German Enigma code during the Second World War while working at Bletchley Park.
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Astonishing country manor house with 1,800-year-old Roman walls which could be yours for £8million

Astonishing country manor house with 1,800-year-old Roman walls which could be yours for £8million | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Whitestaunton Manor (pictured) is a seven bedroom 15th century home situated near Chard, Somerset, which was originally constructed on the grounds of a third century Roman villa.
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Humour on the front line: World War Two soldier's amusing cartoons that he sent home from Germany so that his family would not worry about him

Humour on the front line: World War Two soldier's amusing cartoons that he sent home from Germany so that his family would not worry about him | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Weston Emmart recorded his time in World War Two by sketching amusing pictures and writing witty captions which he sent back home to his family in the US so not to worry them.
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Why leprosy died out: Disease did not evolve but Europeans developed mutations that made them resistant to it

Why leprosy died out: Disease did not evolve but Europeans developed mutations that made them resistant to it | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The discover that modern pathogens of the disease are virtually identical dismisses one of the most popular theories as to why it declines was that the pathogen evolved and lost its virulence.
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The Edwardian ladettes: One-eyed Kate Kibble leads rogues' gallery of boozy women barred from pubs in the 1900s

The Edwardian ladettes: One-eyed Kate Kibble leads rogues' gallery of boozy women barred from pubs in the 1900s | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The images from the early 1900s show a succession of women who were banned from their local pubs in Birmingham after being arrested and dubbed 'habitual drunkards'.
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Composer's graffiti is discovered behind cathedral's organ nearly 400 years after he scratched it into a wall when he was a choirboy

Composer's graffiti is discovered behind cathedral's organ nearly 400 years after he scratched it into a wall when he was a choirboy | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Matthew Locke's etching (pictured) was discovered in Exeter Cathedral when an organ that had been in place for 375 years was removed for renovation. Mr Locke dated his graffiti 1638 when it is believed he was eight years old.
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A cat in a pushchair and a dog that looks like a clown: How Britons have been dressing up their pets since Victorian times

A cat in a pushchair and a dog that looks like a clown: How Britons have been dressing up their pets since Victorian times | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Dressing cats and dogs in human clothing is not a phenomenon restricted to Facebook profiles and Twitter feeds, according to researchers from The British Newspaper Archive website.
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Has the mystery of the world's most mysterious manuscript finally been solved? Experts claims messages are hidden in drawings of medieval work

Has the mystery of the world's most mysterious manuscript finally been solved? Experts claims messages are hidden in drawings of medieval work | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A new study has claimed that the Voynich book - which dates back to the early 1400s - may hold a genuine message.
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World War II: WikiLeaks style

World War II: WikiLeaks style | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: I don’t share the Left’s paranoia that all surveillance is evil, or their deluded belief that all whistleblowers are heroic.
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How the French really met their Waterloo... and it WASN'T at Waterloo: As the Chancellor promises funding for the 200th anniversary, Peter Snow says we should be celebrating a battle we've all forg...

How the French really met their Waterloo... and it WASN'T at Waterloo: As the Chancellor promises funding for the 200th anniversary, Peter Snow says we should be celebrating a battle we've all forg... | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Duke of Wellington's legendary victory at the Battle of Waterloo (pictured during a reenactment) was preceded by the defeat of Napoleon's brother Joseph Bonaparte's armies at the Battle of Vitoria.
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After the liberation: Unpublished color photos of American troops posing happily with liberated Europeans... and defeated German enemies during World War II

After the liberation: Unpublished color photos of American troops posing happily with liberated Europeans... and defeated German enemies during World War II | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Unpublished color photos taken by LIFE magazine’s Frank Scherschel capture countless vivid moments in newly-liberated France after the historic and bloody D-Day invasion in 1944.
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D-Day, the first tweet! Medal given to homing pigeon who was first to deliver news of successful landings set to be sold at auction

D-Day, the first tweet! Medal given to homing pigeon who was first to deliver news of successful landings set to be sold at auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Dickin Medal - the animal version of the Victoria Cross - was won by a bird called the Duke of Normandy that was dropped behind enemy lines with Allied paratroopers hours before the invasion.
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Forget the census, they could just Google us all: Government considers using search engines as source of cheap info on citizens' lives

Forget the census, they could just Google us all: Government considers using search engines as source of cheap info on citizens' lives | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The plan could spell the end of the national census, first conducted in 1801 and carried out every ten years since, apart from during the Second World War.
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Charming first-ever sketches of Winnie-the-Pooh tipped to fetch at least £600,000 at auction

Charming first-ever sketches of Winnie-the-Pooh tipped to fetch at least £600,000 at auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The ink drawings by famed illustrator E.H. Shepard have come to light for the first time in 90 years.
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Barbara Taylor Bradford and the tragic truth behind her rags to riches story: Novelist worth £200m discovers her own family history is similar to many of her plots

Barbara Taylor Bradford and the tragic truth behind her rags to riches story: Novelist worth £200m discovers her own family history is similar to many of her plots | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford (pictured) has spoken of how she was left in tears after researching the time her grandmother and mother spent in an Edwardian Yorkshire workhouse.
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Bid to find Bannockburn location

Bid to find Bannockburn location | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Hundreds of volunteers have taken part in an archaeological effort to find the exact location of the Battle of Bannockburn.
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Before Lowry did matchstick men: Pencil sketches from artist's college days reveal he did more than just industrial scenes

Before Lowry did matchstick men: Pencil sketches from artist's college days reveal he did more than just industrial scenes | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 70 sketches made up Lowry’s portfolio of work while at Salford College in Manchester in the early 20th century.
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Tributes paid to Time Team archaeologist Mick Aston after his death aged 66

Tributes paid to Time Team archaeologist Mick Aston after his death aged 66 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Mick Aston worked on the popular Channel 4 show for 19 series, alongside presenter Tony Robinson (pictured together), and was part of the original team when it was launched in 1994.
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My mother's secret life: how finding a set of diaries in the family attic changed everything for one woman

My mother's secret life: how finding a set of diaries in the family attic changed everything for one woman | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Elisa Segrave had a difficult relationship with her emotionally distant, alcoholic mother. Then, after discovering her diaries shortly before her death, a very different woman emerged from the pages…
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