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London’s First Railway

“Throw down your mouldy coppers!” the children used to cry. But who were they shouting to and did their cries work?
December 23, 2021
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Victorian Actor William Terriss

“I did it for revenge. He had kept me out of employment for 10 years and I had either to die in the street or kill him", said ''Mad Archer” after murdering his colleague William Terriss, Victorian London’s most famous actor. But why did he kill him?
December 23, 2021
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What did the Georgians use to brush their teeth?

I spoke with Sarah Murden to talk about dental care during the Georgian era. Learn more by reading this blog.
December 22, 2021
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The Unknown Warrior

How did this soldier end up amongst the kings in Westminster Abbey? Find out by reading this blog.
December 22, 2021
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Who was Robert Hooke’s niece?

Who was Robert Hooke's niece and what do we know about her? When did Robert Hooke start writing a diary? And what does this tell us about their relationship? What happened to Grace Hooke?
November 8, 2021
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