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Suffragette Martyr: The Death of Emily Davison

Posted in Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Emily Wilding Davison was born in South East London in 1972. She was a high-achiever, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Royal Holloway College. Emily realised that academia was a male-dominated world, and resented the limited opportunities given to women in society. It was for these reasons that she became a radically involved member of The Women’s Social and Political Unit (WSPU), which was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst. Read more...

The Franz Ferdinand Assassination: A Catalyst for World War One

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Raquel Edwards

The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, is a major historical event that shocked the world. The Franz Ferdinand assassination took place in June 1914 and was carried out by a Bosnian-Serb and radicalist named Gavrilo Princip. The catastrophic event reveals a lot about the political and social tensions that characterised the beginning of the 20th century. This single assassination set in motion a domino effect of events which would inevitably lead to the outbreak of World War I. Read more...

  • Historical Period: June 1914
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Princess Diana Charity Work

Posted in The Royal Family Explore by Decade 1980s 1990s by Raquel Edwards

Diana Frances Spencer was born in 1961, in Sandringham, England. Daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp and Frances Shand Kydd, Diana belonged to a family of British nobility. In 1975, her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, and from that moment she was known as Lady Diana Spencer. Read more...

  • Historical Period: July 2017
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Newspaper Facts You Never Knew

Posted in Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Other than wrapping up a tasty batch of fish and chips, and their iconic smell, here’s a few facts you never knew about newspapers… Read more...

Ten Facts on the Sinking of Titanic

Posted in 1930s Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Raquel Edwards

Lingering as the most devastating nautical scar in Britain's maritime history, the sinking of Titanic remains a haunting two hours and forty minutes that froze the world. Read more...

Marilyn Monroe: A Tragic Farewell

Posted in 1960s by Raquel Edwards

“It’s all make believe, isn’t it?” - Marilyn Monroe Read more...

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