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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0751537284/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_fq03ub0J76SBG

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A rare Tudor portrait of Margaret Beaufort, the formidable grandmother of Henry VIII, has been unveiled by the historian David Starkey at Hever Castle in Kent

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Little is known of Horace Warner and nothing is known of his relationship to the nippers. Only 30 of these pictures survive, out of 240 he took in 1912 of the Spitalfields Nippers, East End London. They originally accompanied the annual reports of the charitable Bedford Institute, Quaker St, Spitalfields as illustrations of poverty, "but that is not the sum total of these beguiling photographs...spirited images of something more subtle and compelling, the elusive drama of childhood itself."

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Cambridge historian James Campbell has spent the last three years touring the globe with architectural photographer Will Pryce, to document and research the world's most magnificent libraries.

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When a motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and a package of letters, all addressed ominously to "My dear and unfortunate successor..." she begins to unravel a thread that leads back to her father's past, his mentor's career, and an evil hidden in the depths of history--Dracula.

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from John Ashdown-Hill

The Crown of King Richard III

The Crown of King Richard III — John Ashdown-Hill

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from HubPages

Why do Drivers in the UK Drive on the Left?

Why do Brits Drive on the Left? It has do do with Romans.

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from Mail Online

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago

Edwardian woman

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11 Facts About Titanic Nobody Knows RMS Titanic

11 Facts About Titanic Nobody Knows RMS Titanic

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This is the best vampire book I have ever read - seriously - hands down - written like a Dan Brown book - fictional murder - then going through history of Vlad the impailer - you cannot put it down!

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