Tag: Social History

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#TwiceRemoved with Mark Crail – Chartism

The British Museum was fortified against attack. Manchester was in the hands of the Chartists. Over 3 million people signed a petition fighting for the right for all men to vote. Chartism is about more than a few blokes waving around a petition. It’s a vital part of British history. Find out more with expert Mark Crail.

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Women’s Hair: A History

Faced with loosing my own hair, I began to ask questions. Why did I care so much about my hair? Why is our hair important?

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WWI: What happened to the Pither family?

he devastating effect of war should not be underestimated. Tracing our family history during WWI is crucial, and will help us to understand the ways in which war effected all our ancestors. I was particularly struck by the losses of one Pither family. I don’t know how or if they are connected to my Pither(s) but I found their story so compelling that I just had to share it.

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