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On the evening of 29th December 1940 the German Luftwaffe attacked London with devastating results. In a night that Hitler hoped would create a...

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Most people believe Boudica was a woman who fought for justice and independence over the brutal Romans. But is the story really true? Boudica...

Celebrity

Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine — joined forces in 1949 at a Westminster pub, Grafton’s, run by scriptwriter Jimmy Grafton...

Celebrity

Claim to Fame: With a career that spanned more than five decades, mastering music, film and TV, Sinatra was larger than life. The skinny...

History

On February 7th 1649 Parliament voted to abolish the monarchy. A few days earlier King Charles had gone to the scaffold. The Prince of...

True Crime

The extraordinary story behind the theft of Bob Monkhouse’s joke books in 1995 and the subsequent efforts to find them. The joke books were...

Celebrity

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Hampshire. In 1814, his family moved to London and then to Chatham, where Charles...

Celebrity

Sir John Betjeman’s public image is that of a lifelong devotee of the English upper classes. In a 40-year career as a poet, he...

History

The English have been burning effigies on 5 November to mark Guy Fawkes Day for almost 400 years. But, who was Guy Fawkes and...

Celebrity

Mixing hillbilly and blues, Elvis Presley’s musical contribution was immense. But his truly liberating contribution was in busting the shackles that restrained movement. He...

Music

From Wolverhampton, England, Slade created some of the most raucous pop tunes ever to storm the charts and after outliving the glam era have...

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