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17th Century 1600-1699

The Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio

Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio dissecting table

The Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio can be found in Europe’s oldest university, Bologna University in Italy which was founded in the C11th. The building that houses it, the Palace Archiginnasio, used to house the medical school and is a stunningly decorated building with a wonderful collection of wall memorials. The purpose of this visit…

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The Chronicles of Edward Hall

The Chronicles of Edward Hall are not something that many with an interest in the Tudor period may be aware of but Edward Hall was an astute observer of the period. He was born about 1496 in London and was educated at Eton and at King’s College Cambridge He entered Grays Inn and became a…

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The Royal Society

Royal Society

The Royal Society for the promotion of natural knowledge is one of Britain’s longest standing organisations, its members some of the worlds most brilliant minds.

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London Picture Map

Map of London

The London Picture Map is a new website hosted by the London Metropolitan Archives to provide a digital resource of 250,000 images of London. Search by location and see what you can find out about where you work or live.

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The English Accent and Family History

What English accent did your ancestors speak with back in Elizabethan England? You might be surprised to learn that an American reciting Shakespeare is nearer to the mark than you or I.

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C17th London Inhabitants

London Inhabitants in C17th. Wouldn’t it be great to find out who was walking these streets then. These lists can be found free online at British History Online and are a fascinating read. As data gets absorbed into the big genealogical search engines it’s nice to re-visit old sources.

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The Mast Trade

The mast trade

The Mast Trade, of huge importance to the growth of the Royal Navy and the British Empire. Timber played a pivotal role in building a nation. Deforestation does not a nation make.

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Morgans Map of London Post the Great Fire 1682

William Morgan’s Map of London 1682 and 1676 were key social history documents, they reveal much more than where and how London was organised in the post Great Fire era and at the dawn of the Enlightenment why is this document important for anyone wanting to understand the later history of London and it’s population. A series of intriguing connections with marvellous maps that illustrate why the mapped and geospatial perspective is compelling and vital in researching your history project.

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