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EDDIE51
A quiz on famous British Icons , how many do you know ? I got 44 out of 45 which it says puts me in the top 2% of the population...
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naomi24
I've never heard of this. Has anyone else? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35815747...
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naomi24
Mary Beard in her documentary on the history of Rome said that the assassination of Julius Caesar is the most famous political assassination in history. I’m not so sure. Lincoln was the first that...
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yrneh
hello from henry i sent back a windows 7 recovery disc which was faulty got an email from seller he got the disc but the coa sticker was missing do not remmember seeing it so i will not get a refund...
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Booldawg
Why is voting day always a Thursday? Is there some historical reason?
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magda
What is agrimomesie--please?...
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dozyrozy
Still trying!!!! 1.Familiar name for an elastic sided boot (6) 2.My uncle's wife, who suffers from vertigo (no numbers) Many thanks...
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iloveglee
Can anyone help me to find out where my father's regiment was during WW2. I know he was in the ulster rifles, and that 1&2 battalions were at DDay. however, this was the regular army, not conscripted...
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dieseldick
interesting...i want to have a look........ but how.
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Bazile
Who is considered to be the best Commander / General - 1. During the Second World War - and reasons ? 2. Ever - and reasons ?...
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Wacker1111
What's the reason/history for the attacks on Europe?...
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Jennykenny
Anyone know what is planned for Easter 1916 in Dublin?
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237SJ
If you join Ancestry, can you see copies of peoples` death certificates? I have a copy of my family tree that someone gave us and I would be interested to know what all of the relatives died of.
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smurfchops
And I would like to set it out either online or on a CD so that I can also add photos and print afterwards. Which is the easiest way of doing this and if a CD can anyone recommend the best. Many...
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Jennykenny
I have an old cutting about the death of my husband's great-great grandfather, but the name of the newspaper (possibly The Times as he died in London and was quite a wealthy man), has been cut off. Is...
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stuey
However, some professor of economics, spouting off about rain-forests, has to put a damper on it: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35697546...
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atalanta
The public library staff told me they had e-access to various databases for tracing ancestry, so I went along to try to find the precise date of birth for a colleague who we suspect is approaching a...
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stuey
It certainly took a long time. She was only 17 when she joined. http://www.torontosun.com/2016/03/11/wwii-code-breaker-honoured-after-71-years...
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Sellergarth
A medieval field, now built upon, near to where I live was known as `Risedale`. Could the `dale` part of the name possibly refer to the undulating nature of the ground? Thanks.
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UKRetiree2009
I have an ancestor who, in 1911, was classified as a Braid Mechanic. Can anyone tell me what this means, please. He lived in Leek, Staffordshire, and I am going to assume it has something to do with...

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