MODERN ENGLISH SOCIAL HISTORY

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Shakespeare's Relevance in the 21st Century

What Thomas Jefferson Said About Shakespeare<p>In a letter dated 1771 Thomas Jefferson wrote that:<p>'a lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more …

Everything You Need To Know About Serving Afternoon Tea

In Victorian times it was usual to drink tea from a saucer. Nowadays it would be regarded, in the UK, as a serious breach of good manners. | Source<p>An …

Memoirs of a Nonagenarian:Small Town Boy to South Atlantic Seaman. Chapter 3

I missed almost the whole of the school year whilst I recuperated. Once the pneumonia had cleared from my lungs and I was able to get out of bed I …

Memoirs of a Nonagenarian. Small Town Boy To South Atlantic Seaman :Chapter 2

My elder brother Albert (wearing the cap) in the foreground and my cousins, sitting on a float circa 1931 | Source<p>Life During the Great Depression of …

A 1950's English Childhood Chapter 2: Pork Pies and Sugar Pigs

Glenis was born and raised in Newark-on-Trent and has so far traced the history of her family in the area back to 1728.<p>Joined: 20 months …

Donald McGill Saucy Seaside Postcards and the Obscene Publications Act

Opportunities for cheap and fast travel around the United Kingdom arose following the design of the steam locomotive and subsequent spread of the …

A 1950s English Childhood: Chapter 1:In the Beginning

Living with the In-Laws<p>In the years after the end of the Second World War housing was in short supply so extended families often had no choice other …

Memoirs of a Nonagenarian: Chapter 1. A 1920s Childhood

For several months in 2015, my father, then aged ninety, worked with me on a project to record his life. Following the death of my mother, I had …