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The British Side With Lincoln And The North - in 1862, Lancashire mill workers, at great personal sacrifice, took a principled stand by…

<b>The British Side With Lincoln And The North -</b> <b>in 1862, Lancashire mill workers, at great personal sacrifice, took a principled stand by refusing to touch raw cotton picked by US slaves.</b><p><b>On the other side of the Atlantic, President Lincoln’s Northern Union was waging war against a breakaway of southern states. Having already linked the south with the institution of slavery, Lincoln persuaded European importers that his blockade of slave picked cotton was a legitimate tool in defeating the</b> …

Princess Louise 19th Century baby rumours 'intriguing'

It has been rumoured that Princess Louise, the sixth child of Queen Victoria, gave birth to an illegitimate baby in her late teens.<p>Art historian and author of The Mystery of Princess Louise, Lucinda Hawksley, told the Today programme she believes the evidence to be "more than circumstantial", and …

The Battle of Hastings - a first person view

The Battle of Hastings as it might have appeared to a soldier in the conflict…<p>There are few pictures of bedlam more vivid in my life than the chaos I …

Margaret Tudor: Scotland's forgotten queen

BBC Scotland<p>Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and aunt of Elizabeth I, was the first Tudor woman to rule a kingdom and caused scandal with her divorce, but her legacy was the eventual union of England and Scotland.<p>In 1502 the kings of England and Scotland signed a Treaty of Perpetual Peace. A …

Did Queen Victoria’s Princess Louise give birth to an illegitimate baby?

Art historian Lucinda Hawksley believes there is "more than circumstantial" evidence that Princess Louise, the sixth child of Queen Victoria, may …

Elizabeth Beatrice Drake, Lady Seaton

Elizabeth Beatrice Drake, Lady Seaton<p>by Edwin Long<p>Date painted: 1884<br>• Oil on canvas, 125.7 x 84.2 cm<br>• Collection: Plymouth City Council: Museum and Art Gallery

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<b>On the Great American Smokeout—</b><p><b>“Did President Eisenhower smoke in the White House?”</b><p><i>This “Ask an Archivist” question from the Eisenhower Presidential Library comes from New York.</i><p>President Eisenhower gave up smoking in 1949 by his own force of will. He would not take up residence in the White House until 1953.<p>Eisenhower’s strategy for “kicking the habit” is revealed in a 1951 letter to a personal friend.<p>“Actually, I think the whole thing is far more psychological than it is physical – if you can …

Richard III battle of Bosworth painting brought out of hiding

An oil painting depicting Richard III's last stand at the battle of Bosworth has gone on display in Leicester.<p>An oil painting depicting Richard III’s …

Samurai Warrior? Or Confederate Felix Thompson of Company H, 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment with pistols and sabre.

<b>Samurai Warrior? Or Confederate Felix Thompson of Company H, 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment with pistols and sabre..</b><p>Following the Battle of Pea Ridge the regiment transferred East of the Mississippi to serve at Vicksburg. When Vicksburg fell on July 4, 1863, the regiment surrendered and immediately paroled. Since it was “declared exchanged” on 12 September 1863 it was able to go back into Confederate service.<p>During its service, the 1st Missouri Cavalry served in: Little’s Brigade; Gates’ …

JFK and a neglected Tudor

Mark White reappraises JFK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, while Alison Weir describes the life of Elizabeth of York, mother of Henry …

Richard III: Leicester reburial to be judicially reviewed tomorrow

A group of Richard III’s distant relatives campaigning to see the former king reburied in York will tomorrow take their fight to the High Court in …

Which AQ schools skew mainly to one big sport?

This summer, shortly before I moved to Athens, Ga., I decided I wanted season tickets to Georgia men's basketball. I was moving just down the road …

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