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Pocahontas

Historical clothing design of the day is Pocahontas from the BFF  section.  Each day a new design is chosen and an article is posted to highlight the historical significance of the design. Pocahontas (c. 1595 – March 21, 1617), later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Virginia Indian chief’s daughter notable for having assisted colonial […]

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Is This the Face of Jack The Ripper?

Is This the Face of Jack The Ripper?

Thin-haired with deep-set grey eyes and a large, red pimpled nose: this is how Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most notorious murderer in history, might have looked, according to new archival research into police documents. Retired British police detective, Trevor Marriott, gathered together evidence and has built a case against Carl Feigenbaum, a 54-year-old German […]

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The Murderous Dr. Crippen

The Murderous Dr. Crippen…

In January of 1910 a simple murder was committed in London. Later that year, a man was apprehended, convicted of the crime and hanged in punishment. The jury believed that this man murdered his wife in order to be with his mistress. The story itself is a good one. It is a story that might […]

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Review - Vauxhall Gardens: A History by Christopher Woodward

Review – Vauxhall Gardens: A History by Christopher Woodward

Behind Vauxhall railway station is a soggy, flat, open space, divided between a park, allotments and a city farm. These 11 [amazon_enhanced asin="0300173822" container="div" container_class="alignright" price="All" background_color="FFFFFF" link_color="000000" text_color="0000FF" /]acres of municipal grass were once the greatest pleasure garden in Europe. Each summer night in the 18th century, 5,000 people came by carriage or barge. […]

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Boom to bust: Statue stolen from church during the Blitz to return to its rightful home

Boom to bust: Statue stolen from church during the Blitz to return to its rightful home

It has had an astonishing 70-year journey across Europe but at last this ‘priceless’ sculpture is to be returned to its rightful owners. The 400-year-old bust of eminent botanist and physician Dr Peter Turner was thought to be lost forever after being dramatically stolen from a church badly hit by the Germans during the Blitz […]

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Review – The London Underground by Andrew Emmerson – Good History on the Underground

Much has been written about the history of London’s iconic transport system and [amazon_link id="9780747807902" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The London Underground[/amazon_link] by Andrew Emmerson doesn’t really tread any new ground. However, that doesn’t make it a bad book – in fact it’s an awesome book that provides a great overview of the history of the […]

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