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The Nazi concentration camps on British soil.

I knew the Channel Islands had been occupied during the second world war. I had no idea there were concentration camps on one of them. The UK government originally tried to suppress knowledge of it, but there's now a heated debate going on about how many people died there and if the reality of it all should be more openly visible.

Linked on the 8th of August, 2022 Details

What was it like to be a teenager in the Victorian era?

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Two women reminisce about their teenage years in the 1890s. They were obviously better off than many of their counterparts of the day but it's still quite fascinating to get first-person accounts that go so far back. I'm also impressed by one woman's cycling endurance. London to Brighton and back on what was effectively a fixed-gear bike is quite something.

Added on the 10th of May, 2022 Details

Britain's first female rock band you never heard about.

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The story of the Liverbirds, Liverpool's first female rock band that came up behind the beatles and had quite a run. Amazing and moving story. (via Kottke)

Added on the 6th of November, 2021 Details

An Empire of Stars

A piece of history I knew nothing about. Britain had a space program after the second world war. It actually succeeded before being mothballed.
Linked on the 17th of August, 2018 Details

Body on the Moor

Intriguing John Doe story from the BBC: Why did a man travel 200 miles to die in the Peak District national park?

Published on the 15th of June, 2016 Read full post

The Times: Heath drew up plan for partition in Northern Ireland

Edward Heath's Conservative Government was so overwhelmed by the explosion of violence in Northern Ireland that it drew up secret ‘ethnic cleansing’ plans to forcibly expel hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics and to redraw the border to create a Protestant-only ‘sectarian statelet’, it was revealed today.
Linked on the 3rd of January, 2003 Details