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Mudlarking. BBC Four - British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley. British History's Biggest Fibs With Lucy Worsley - Episode 1: War of the Roses - Full Documentary. BBC Two - Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners. Colonial symbols: In Delhi, statues of British monarchs have been trashed and left to rot. In 2007, I saw Queen Victoria caked in mud on a field in North Delhi.

Colonial symbols: In Delhi, statues of British monarchs have been trashed and left to rot

In 2011, she was gone. On a sunny morning in December 2007, 60 years after India had become independent, my friend and I challenged ourselves to find the least sought-after monument in a city known for its monuments, a statue of King George V. We hailed an autorickshaw to take us to the outer reaches of North Delhi in search of what we struggled to describe in Hindi – a field where white people had become emperors.

We guessed there must be statues, and we had a general sense of its location. But we had no landmarks to offer the auto driver. King George V’s first trip to Delhi was in December 1911, and he must have had an easier time finding the same field where my friend and I stood in 2007, having been ditched by the fairly upset auto driver who had severely miscalculated his day’s itinerary. Where kings and queens stood In 2007, an obelisk remained where George had become emperor. Down with colonial symbols. Operation Mincemeat WWII deception prior to invading Italyby Ian Fleming Full.

Jasper Maskelyne - The Magician Who Won a War. Jasper Maskelyne, grandson of John Nevil Maskelyne, was an invaluable resource to his native Britain during World War II.

Jasper Maskelyne - The Magician Who Won a War

Maskelyne became an integral part of a special unit focused on the action along the Suez Canal. With his great knowledge of illusion, Maskelyne was able to devise ingenious- and very large scale- illusion systems that virtually made tanks invisible from the air, hid whole buildings full of ammunition and supplies, and even made an entire city vanish and reappear several miles away. Making a killing: examining the arms trade. This article is a preview from the Autumn 2017 edition of New Humanist.

Making a killing: examining the arms trade

In the Middle East, a thwarted uprising leads to state failure and civil war. All sides commit atrocities as anarchic space opens up, quickly to be filled by jihadi extremists. Regional, then international powers become involved, emboldening the domestic belligerents in a futile escalation of an unwinnable conflict. Britain and Iran's fraught history. The mutual expulsion of diplomats by Iran and Britain shows that relations between these two old antagonists are alive and bad.

Britain and Iran's fraught history

The expulsions started on the Iranian side when two British diplomats were expelled with the usual claim of "activities incompatible with their status". This often means spying but it could mean anything and the Iranians did not explain. More out of routine than anger, Britain retaliated in kind. Subsequently Iran detained a number of locally-engaged Iranian staff at the embassy, accusing them of taking part in the demonstrations.

Britain protested. The Zong case study. On 19 March 1783, the African Olaudah Equiano called on anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp (see Campaign for abolition with news of an event that, even by the standards of the transatlantic slave trade, was scarcely credible. 132 lives lost.

The Zong case study

Dido Elizabeth Belle. In these years, her great-uncle, in his capacity as Lord Chief Justice, ruled in a significant slavery case, finding in 1772 that slavery had no precedent in common law in England, and had never been authorised under positive law.[2] Early life[edit] At Kenwood House[edit] Painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle (l) and her cousin Elizabeth Murray (r).

Dido Elizabeth Belle

The Earl and Countess of Mansfield lived at Kenwood House in Hampstead, just outside the City of London. Childless, they were already raising their motherless great-niece, Lady Elizabeth Murray, born in 1760. BBC Two - A House Through Time. Æthelflæd (Aethelflaed), Lady of the Mercians. BBC iWonder - Why do we love the Spitfire? Sign up for emails, Liverpool museums. Witches’ Marks Discovery ‘Largest in Britain’ How a 14th-Century Nun Faked Her Own Death. London Metropolitan Archives. London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an amazing range of documents, images, maps, films and books about London.

London Metropolitan Archives

LMA is free to use and open to everyone. Whether you're tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you're interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit! Child Health in London exhibition Our new exhibition Child Health in London runs until 10 April 2019. BBC Radio 4 - The Battles That Won Our Freedoms, Week One Omnibus - From Magna Carta to Victorian Trade Unions. BBC Radio 4 - The Battles That Won Our Freedoms, Week Two Omnibus - From the Abolition of Atlantic Slavery to the Freedom of Information Act. Anna Keay - Homepage. The Cod Wars. The cod wars were a series of disputes between Britain and Iceland running from the 1950s to the 1970s over the rights to fish in Icelandic waters.

The Cod Wars

Although it was never a war in the conventional sense of the word (the massive and well-equipped Royal Navy would have easily defeated the tiny Icelandic Navy), the peak of the Cod Wars saw thirty seven Royal Navy warships mobilised to protect British trawlers fishing in the disputed territory. While the wars were eventually settled through diplomatic means there was conflict between British naval vessels and Icelandic ships out at sea. The Cod Wars showed how seriously nations took their fishing rights, and the lengths they would go to in order to access rich fishing grounds.

Evie, 11, digs in for her Jurassic heroine Mary Anning. Fossil hunter Mary Anning celebrated in Lyme Regis. It is 200 years since a young girl made a landmark discovery in Dorset.

Fossil hunter Mary Anning celebrated in Lyme Regis

In 1811, Lyme Regis fossil hunter Mary Anning - aged just 12 - and her older brother Joseph unearthed the 2m (6.5ft) long skull of an ichthyosaur. Anning spent a year extracting the dinosaur fossil from 205 million-year-old Blue Lias cliffs on the beach. It remains one of the most famous geological finds on the Jurassic Coast, yet Anning was never credited as a scientist. Her life is being celebrated on 24 September during Mary Anning Day: 200 Years Of Discovery at Lyme Regis Museum. But perhaps her most remarkable legacy is that her pioneering work still motivates many of today's experts. Geologist Paddy Howe, from Lyme Regis, said: "Mary Anning had a huge amount of determination and is a great inspiration to me.

"To make the discoveries she did she must have been out in some terrible storms, and after landslides when the cliffs had been disturbed. " The Industrial Revolution and the changing face of Britain. An exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts (2008-9) During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Britain experienced change in all aspects of life, as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

The Industrial Revolution and the changing face of Britain

Scientific advances and technological innovations brought growth in agricultural and industrial production, economic expansion and changes in living conditions, while at the same time there was a new sense of national identity and civic pride. The most dramatic changes were witnessed in rural areas, where the provincial landscape often became urban and industrialized following advances in agriculture, industry and shipping. Wealth accumulated in the regions and there was soon a need for country banking. The secret history of women's football - BBC Newsbeat. In 1982, A UK Sub Stole a Top Secret Soviet Sonar Device. In 1982, fresh off a combat patrol in the Falkland Islands, a British submarine committed a brazen act of theft—it stole a secret sonar array right out from under the nose of a Soviet Navy ship.

The role of HMS Conqueror in Operation Barmaid points to a larger world of no-holds-barred undersea cloak and dagger warfare during the Cold War. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Just two months later, the nuclear-powered Conqueror was nine thousand miles away, in the Barents Sea. She had been outfitted with an unusual set of tools: a pair of remote-controlled heavy steel cutting blades and television cameras. All in the interest of stealing a top secret Russian towed sonar array. Whisky Galore and the SS Politician. Whisky Galore Bottle One of the most well known events in the recent history of the Western Isles was the wreck of the SS Politician on the 5th February 1941 and the story was used by Compton Mackenzie for his book Whisky Galore, and later for the Ealing Studio comedy by the same name. Relics and images can be seen at the Am Politician pub and restaurant on Eriskay. The SS Politician was an 8000-tonne cargo ship which left Liverpool on the 3rd February 1941 laden with amongst other things 260,000 bottles of whisky, bound for Kingston in Jamaica and New Orleans.

BBC iPlayer - Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues - 2. Pirates. THE BRITISH UNDERGROUND PRESS OF THE SIXTIES: CATALOGUE. The East Kilbride engineers who defied General Pinochet and are now the stars of a new film. At 11.58am, five hours after news of a military coup against the Chilean government led by Salvador Allende began, the Chilean air force’s Hawker Hunter fighters join the fighting.

Streaking through the Santiago sky, they open fire on the presidential palace, La Moneda, where Allende and his colleagues are holding out. The coup’s endgame has started. Troops and tanks are already in the streets around La Moneda. The tanks have been firing on the palace since 10 in the morning. The bombardment continues for almost 20 minutes. Two hours later Allende, the first openly Marxist president elected democratically in South America, places an AK-47 assault rifle between his legs, the barrel pointed at his head, and pulls the trigger.

With his death more than a century of democracy in Chile comes to an end. East Kilbride, Wednesday, March 22, 1974. BBC Two - A House Through Time. History of Dinckley, in Ribble Valley and Lancashire. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dinckley like this: DINKLEY, a township in Blackburn parish, Lancashire; on a branch of the river Ribble, 6 miles N of Blackburn. Acres, 500. Real property, £652. Pop., 120. Houses, 24. Pankhurst sisters: the bitter divisions behind their fight for women’s votes. Emmeline Pankhurst, her eldest daughter Christabel and some local socialist women founded, in 1903, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Their goal was to campaign for the parliamentary vote for women. The women-only WSPU, whose members were called “suffragettes”, became the most notorious of the various groupings campaigning for the vote – and the name “Pankhurst” synonymous with the suffrage struggle.

Emmeline Pankhurst, the inspirational leader of the WSPU, and Christabel, its key strategist, worked closely together during the suffrage campaign, always putting the women’s vote first. Both were charismatic figures and powerful orators who, with their cry of “Rise up women!” , roused thousands of women to demand their democratic right. British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill. In January 1983 Robert Mugabe’s government launched a massive security clampdown in Matabeleland. It was led by a North Korean-trained, almost exclusively chiShona-speaking army unit known as the Fifth Brigade. They committed thousands of atrocities, including murders, gang rapes and mass torture. Back in Time for Tea - Series 1: Episode 4.

British Museum - I object. Dismiss x Become a Member for as little as £43 per person* How Fish and Chips Migrated to Great Britain. The Secret London Exhibition for Spies’ Eyes Only. Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners. Retracing Ernest Shackleton's Famous Antarctic Expedition in South Georgia Island. Suffragettes Forever The Story Of Women And Power S01E01 – Episode 1. Battle of Beanfield. British slave narratives. The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya. Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year.

The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group and described the atrocities by Myanmar’s authorities as “ethnic cleansing,” whereby one group removes another ethnic or religious community through violence. Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust. Capability Brown. Celebrating the history and occupants of the Manor. BBC Two - Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs. BBC iPlayer - Further Back in Time for Dinner - Series 1: 4. 1930s - Audio Described. BBC iPlayer - Further Back in Time for Dinner - Series 1: 1. 1900s. BBC iWonder - Are you a Roundhead or a Cavalier? Map of London Social and Functional Analysis 1943. [Updated] This map of London districts, was intended to be used as a grand “masterplan” of how a post-WW2 London could look.

Each district appears as a simplified “blob” with rounded edges – many districts are simple ovals. Specific single “University”, “Government”, “Press” and “Law” districts are all defined. Blue dots mark out the main shopping streets, with town halls marked with larger red dots. English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible. Opium Wars. Dr. R.G. The History of the Jet Engine - Sir Frank Whittle - Hans Von Ohain. By Mary Bellis Dr. John Dee. John Dee was an eminent Elizabethan mathematician and astrologer. Kitchener: The most famous pointing finger. Image copyright Other. Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guilford Dudley Executions 1554. Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, were executed on 12 February 1554 at the Tower of London.

Voices of East Anglia - Curators of Retro and Vintage Pop Culture. TheLuddites. Bret_Rubin_The_Death_of_British_Fascism. Home - The National Archives. History of British fascism, from the British Union of Fascists (BUF) to the British National Party (BNP) Nuclear bunker on sale in Nottinghamshire - BBC News. Wiltshire - Wiltshire's Underground City - Wiltshire's Secret Underground City. UK Data Archive - OUR DATA IN USE. Welcome to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum - Welcome to the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Museum and Festival Website.

BBC Two - Back in Time for Dinner. Lady Jane Grey: The Nine Day Queen. BBC Abolition of Slavery. Legacies of British Slave-ownership. BBC Britain on Film - Episode 6 War and Peace - Look at Life FULL. British Pathé. British Movietone. How Thatcher gave Pol Pot a hand. Collage - London Picture Archive. Look and Learn History Picture Library. BBC World Service - Witness.