History

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After 350 years, sea gives up lost jewels of Spanish shipwreck
Marine archaeologists stunned by priceless cache long hidden beneath the Bahamas’ shark-infested waters

Dalya Alberge

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Let the games begin: Birmingham, then and now – in pictures
A look at Birmingham’s history before the Commonwealth Games start

Nazia Parveen, Andy Hall and Jim Powell

28, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Letter: Percy Allum obituary
Michael Kings writes: Among an idiosyncratic bunch of academics in the politics department, he stood out as radical

Michael Kings

26, Jul, 2022 @3:45 PM

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Low winds stopped what might have been new ‘great fire of London’, says expert
More than 40 houses were destroyed by fires on Britain’s hottest day. Now there are calls for an urgent rethink on building safety laws

James Tapper

23, Jul, 2022 @12:22 PM

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Country diary: The many ghosts of Carberry Hill
Queen Mary’s Mount, East Lothian: It is nearly 500 years since Mary, Queen of Scots surrendered here. Did she, like me, see herb robert on the way up?

Elspeth Wilson

20, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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‘Russia stole our history’: Ukraine’s bitter struggle to keep memory alive
Beyond the frontlines, academics are fighting to counter the fake tales of their country’s past that are peddled by the Kremlin

Peter Beaumont in Kyiv

16, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Getty opens access to 30,000 images of black diaspora in UK and US
Photos dating back to 1800s made free to allow telling of black history stories beyond enslavement and colonisation

Aina J Khan Community affairs correspondent

12, Jul, 2022 @12:42 PM

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Horrible Histories: Terrible Thames review – behold the poop deck!
Tower Bridge Quay, London
A teacher and his unruly student host a family tour of the capital’s river with scatological gags and gory stories aplenty

Chris Wiegand

12, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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How the Ukraine invasion resurrected a photographer’s 26-year time warp to the Soviet Union’s collapse
Dean Sewell’s boxes of black and white film capturing Moscow in the mid-1990s had laid untouched for a quarter of a century

Kelly Burke

09, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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A nose for history: academics recreate lost smells from the past
Researchers from the UK and EU are recreating odours as part of the Odeuropa project, using algorithms and drawing on visual and written evidence

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Jul, 2022 @2:23 PM

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A monument to Scottish home life: why you should visit Tenement House
Agnes Toward’s beautifully preserved Glasgow flat tells the story of these buildings – not slums but hubs of vibrant communities

Robin McKie

29, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Sir Laurence Martin obituary
Historian and security strategist who was aware of the elusiveness of a relationship of trust with a nuclear power such as the Soviet Union

Julia Sheppard

28, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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