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In the summer of 1952, Simon Courtauld went to stay with his schoolfriend Kits in Cornwall – and Kits’s mother, Daphne, author of Rebecca
14th October marks the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Pictured is the Senlac Memorial Window, named after Senlac Hill, the site on which the battle was fought
Margaret Thatcher became MP for Finchley today in 1959. She was regarded as a philistine but this is wide of the mark, says Miriam Gross. In fact she loved poetry and was fanatical about opera
As Spitting Image is deemed too shocking to screen in America, producer John Lloyd recalls how the show was nearly banned
After years of working for the National Trust, I'm devastated by proposals to sack its senior curators
On September 29th, the Box in Plymouth opens a new show about the Mayflower, which landed in America 400 years ago. But the ship – and her captain – hailed from Harwich
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