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Trying to get a copy of the 5th Nov reading at the Tower of London. Can see my relatives name on list the Tower emailed me but as unable to go there I would love to hear his name read out. I have...
Centuries ago farms were known simply by the name of the owner eg. Robinsons Farm etc, but does anyone have any idea when this practice died out and farms were given `descriptive` (for want of a...
A letter ( from a General ) sheds new light on the Christmas day truce 1914. http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2014/12/05/letter-sheds-new-light-on-iconic-christmas-truce-of-1914/...
Lfirst non Japanese to be awarded Order of rising sun? Thank you,Google quite confusing....
I am Mexican American and am looking for the origin of my families surname which is "Madueno". I was told that it originated from an Irish surname. I've never come across anyone else outside my family...
I had to share. Made for the wedding night of Sir John Radclyffe & Lady Anne Asshawe, how romantic. Take a look at the detail of the bed in the gallery, just beautiful....
Regarding a 19th century property does anyone have any idea what the term `Licence to Alien` refers? Many thanks?
In the history note at the conclusion of this (excellent) book, Sansom correctly says that after Henry VIII's death, Catherine Parr married Sir Thomas Seymour and Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth went...
Hi, I have been researching my tree for about 18 months and a big mistake on my part was not to print things out as I went along! Now I have hundreds of records to print and file! Can anyone recommend...
I want to buy as a gift for Xmas a history book about the UK. It is for an adult to be read whilst commuting and ideally needs to be written in an interesting and fun way. Any ideas would be...
Hi all, Has anyone any idea what the following initials could stand for which are on a date stone above the doorway of an old property near my house. E I C 1764 I know the initials usually are those...
In 1885 the landlady of my local pub, then a beerhouse, was fined for selling beer during prohibited hours. Her defence argued that the men who purchased the beer told her they lived more than three...
Here is an interesting side-story from WWI. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30128199...
Hello all, Whilst undertaking some local research I found a reference in the 1901 census to a lady who was described as a `Tile Cutting Works Proprietress`. Does anyone have any idea what sort of...
There is a headstone in Highgate Cemetery with the name Mandy Moon. She was born in 1961 and died 1986. Does anyone know who she was, or anything about her?...
I've just done a few of these on Futurelearn, and very good I found them, so i thought I'd pass on the link. There are all sorts of courses but because I've been doing history ones I've posted this in...
which countries citizens around the world ware a poppy ??
This programme was shown on Sunday. It was a very interesting programme on how the first tanks were originally adapted from tractors! How mules & dogs were used for front line duties. For anyone...
I know my great grandfather travelled to France/Belgium - to the front and 'tended' horses - but he was a civilian and I can't get a single thing on ancestory or war sites .... I'm drawing a complete...
I have seen a reference to a 1901 Belfast refreshment house and wondered if it would have been licensed to sell beer, wines and spirits or did it just sell tea, coffee etc? Any info would be...

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