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  • What the Railways Did for Us: The Making of Modern Britain, by Stuart Hylton

      When the first locomotives made their lumbering appearance at the start of the nineteenth century, few people could have guessed at the differences they and their successors would make to our lives. First, our whole notions of time and distance were transformed. Until then, our boundaries had been limited to the speed at which a horse could ...

  • The Descent of the Tudor Dynasty, by Teresa Cole

      The recent reburial of Richard III at Leicester has perhaps reminded us of the great clear out of English nobility that took place at the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard met his death, and at the preceding battles of the so-called Wars of the Roses. The winner at Bosworth, Henry Tudor, was the last remaining Lancastrian candidate for ...

  • Spring: Nature’s Season of Confusion, by Patrick Nobbs

      The Story of the British and Their Weather by Patrick Nobbs ‘As the days grow longer, the cold grows stronger’. At first glance this piece of medieval weather lore appears rather odd, but in reality it shows just how in touch our ancestors were with nature. Spring often brings frost and snow, which is especially notable after a mild win ...

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