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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.

Map of London Social and Functional Analysis 1943

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.

Opium Wars

R.G. Tiedemann gives a survey of the factors behind the ignominious Opium Wars that the U.K. fought and won 150 years ago, first published in China Now magazine 1989. See also Opium in China. The History of the Jet Engine - Sir Frank Whittle - Hans Von Ohain. By Mary Bellis Dr.

The History of the Jet Engine - Sir Frank Whittle - Hans Von Ohain

John Dee. John Dee was an eminent Elizabethan mathematician and astrologer.

John Dee

His studies into the Occult took him abroad on many occasions, and this has added weight to the suspicion that he was also a secret government agent (code name 007). He was employed teaching navigation to Naval Captains for 30 years, but is most well known for his active involvement in occult thought and practice.Dee was born near London on the 13th of July 1527. His father was a gentleman server in the court of King Henry VIII. John claimed to be a descendant of Roderick the Great, a Prince of Wales. John Dee, seatedIn 1542 at the age of 15, Dee entered Cambridge College and graduated in 1544 with a BA. Kitchener: The most famous pointing finger. Image copyright Other A recruitment poster of the stern-eyed Lord Kitchener has become a defining image of World War One.

Kitchener: The most famous pointing finger

A clever illustrator's psychological trickery has spawned a thousand imitations, writes Adam Eley. It is perhaps history's most famous pointing finger. The image of British war minister Lord Kitchener's index finger unsettlingly aimed at the viewer remains immediately recognisable 100 years after its design. Still regularly copied in advertising, it has also served as a satirical motif in the media and inspired military recruitment campaigns across the globe. Most people assume this image owes its fame to a government recruiting campaign during World War One. But while an estimated 5.7 million official posters printed in the UK from 1914-18, as few as 10,000 copies of this particular image were made. 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.

Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guilford Dudley Executions 1554

The account below was found in the anonymous Chronicle of Queen Jane and of Two Years of Queen Mary. The decision to execute her cousin was not easy for Queen Mary I. But when Jane’s father led another rebellion against her rule, she could no longer tolerate the Protestant threat. Also, Philip II of Spain would not come to England for their marriage until the rebels were defeated. His [Guildford’s] carcase thrown into a cart, and his head in a cloth, he was brought to the chapel within the Tower, where the Lady Jane, whose lodging was in Partidge’s house, did see his dead carcase taken out of the cart, as well as she did see him before alive on going to his death – a sight to her no less than death.

Read More English History Topics The Coronation of Lady Jane Grey, 1553 This account of Jane Grey's coronation was written by Henry Machyn, a London undertaker. Voices of East Anglia - Curators of Retro and Vintage Pop Culture. TheLuddites. Who Were The Luddites?


The Luddites were textile workers in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, skilled artisans whose trade and communities were threatened by a combination of machines and other practices that had been unilaterally imposed by the aggressive new class of manufacturers that drove the Industrial Revolution. In Nottinghamshire, where the Luddite attacks began in November 1811, the ‘framework-knitters’ or ‘stockingers’ who produced hosiery using stocking frames had a number of grievances, including wage-cutting, the use of unapprenticed youths for the same purpose, and the use of the new ‘wide frames’, which produced cheap, inferior quality goods. The fact that the stockingers objected to the latter because they were destroying the reputation of their trade illustrates the conflict between skilled artisans and the free-market/industrial mindset.

Revolution, war, starvation. 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) Lecture Notes: LECTURE ONE: The Roots of British Fascism Like its continental counterparts, inter-war British Fascism had deep roots in earlier movements of the 'Radical Right', particularly after 1880.

History of British fascism, from the British Union of Fascists (BUF) to the British National Party (BNP)

These groups came from the political right. Nuclear bunker on sale in Nottinghamshire - BBC News. A Cold War-era bunker, complete with instructions for what to do during a nuclear attack, is up for auction.

Nuclear bunker on sale in Nottinghamshire - BBC News

The underground bunker was built in the Nottinghamshire countryside, in 1961, at the height of tensions between the West and the Soviet Union. The small room, four metres below the ground, has been left more or less as it was when it was shut down in 1991, explained auctioneer Richard Gadd. It could have housed up to four staff. "It would have been quite uncomfortable but they still managed to fit them in somehow. "It wasn't really built for comfort, it was built for a purpose. " Wiltshire - Wiltshire's Underground City - Wiltshire's Secret Underground City.

UK Data Archive - OUR DATA IN USE. About the data The UK National Food Survey collects weekly data on household food acquisition every year.

UK Data Archive - OUR DATA IN USE

It contains year and month specific information about all food entering the household using a diary reporting quantities and expenditures of food purchased. In particular it collects information on personal expenditure on snacks, meals, sweets and drinks consumed outside the home, and the number and type of meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner) offered to guests.

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. Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833, running from 2013-2015. Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history and leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present.

Full Project Overview Britain's forgotten slave-owners: BBC TV broadcast We've been consulting with the BBC on two new TV programmes entitled Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners. Full Details LBS Workshops 2015 Full Details LBS Project Book. BBC Britain on Film - Episode 6 War and Peace - Look at Life FULL. British Pathé. British Movietone. How Thatcher gave Pol Pot a hand. On 17 April, it is 25 years since Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh. In the calendar of fanaticism, this was Year Zero; as many as two million people, a fifth of Cambodia's population, were to die as a consequence.

To mark the anniversary, the evil of Pol Pot will be recalled, almost as a ritual act for voyeurs of the politically dark and inexplicable. For the managers of western power, no true lessons will be drawn, because no connections will be made to them and to their predecessors, who were Pol Pot's Faustian partners. Yet, without the complicity of the west, Year Zero might never have happened, nor the threat of its return maintained for so long. Declassified United States government documents leave little doubt that the secret and illegal bombing of then neutral Cambodia by President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger between 1969 and 1973 caused such widespread death and devastation that it was critical in Pol Pot's drive for power.

I witnessed this. Collage - London Picture Archive. Look and Learn History Picture Library. BBC World Service - Witness.