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Historic Gold in Old Books

Old Books
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Intriguing London

A chance find in a charity book store, led to the unexpected discovery of a collection of books that belonged to the late Colin Sorenson. All sorts of books on London containing a few historical golden nuggets.

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Richard III son of York buried in Leicester

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series House of York

Richard III son of York controversial king reinterment in 2015 in leicester. A new event on the House of York and Plantagement timeline, Whether you are a Ricardian or not, this has been a monumental week and here are some pictures resources and reflections on this intriguing moment in British history.

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Early Historical Documents and Chronicles

have you heard of Bede? Wondered how we know what happened in the Anglo Saxon Period. Got a pet interest in early history of the British and the places in which they lived worked, fought and played? Then accessing these crucial early resources will be great for you and your history interests. A brief survey will give you the overview and find out about forthcoming eBooks which will help you further utilise these resources wihtout having to read then cover to cover…

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Fitzroy The Master Meteorologist

Robert Fitzroy

Robert Fitzroy, not a name that springs readily to mind, unless you listen to the shipping forecast of course. What role did this C19th sailor play in the foundation of a national meteorological office?

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Truth and History

Data is not information and information is not knowledge, where does that leave amateur historians as the avalanche of data flows towards us?

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East Meon Place name origins…

Some easy steps to checking out the origins of placenames and how we plan to map them on existing online and modern maps… from the Doomsday book onwards….start your own etymological study related to your family history map and family names….

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