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James Brindley Canal Builder

James Brindley Canal Builder

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Industrial Revolution

James Brindley canal engineer whose work in canal engineering spanned a mere 13 years. How did he manage to achieve so much for the canal building era? His work can still be seen in the centre of Birmingham.

Spinning Jenny Industrial Revolution?

Spinning Jenny Industrial Revolution?

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Industrial Inventions and Innovations

Spinning Jenny Industrial Revolution, what was this invention and what impact did it have on the textile workers of 18th century Britain? Why was the invention necessary and how did it connect with John Kay’s Flying Shuttle?

Military Cap Badge Identification Help Needed

Military Cap Badge Identification Help Needed

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Military Cap badges

Military cap badge identification can be tricky, can you help to identify this one sent to Intriguing History?

Richard II King 1377-1399

Richard II King 1377-1399

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Plantagenet Monarchs

Richard II son of the Black Prince and Grandson of Edward III what kind of a King would he make coming to the throne at just 9 years old, confronting the Peasants Revolt and growing-up with the burden of kingship. Follow his timeline and chronology of the events that shape his life and impact on his kingdom.

William Tyndale

William Tyndale

William Tyndale appeared in 1526, determined to translate the New Testament into English but why was this so important? How did King Henry VIII deal with Tyndale was he supportive of him or did he see him as a heretic?

Crossbones Graveyard

Crossbones Graveyard

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Intriguing London

Crossbones graveyard in Southwark is adorned with colourful ribbons, a tribute to those Winchester Geese and others who exist on the margins of society. This burial ground has been in existence since Medieval times.