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Who are the British? Do they really drink tea, eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and never leave home without an umbrella? Find out more about true Brits; past and present, myth and legend, fact and fiction.

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  • A Georgian Christmas

    A Georgian Christmas

    How was Christmas celebrated in Georgian times? Perhaps we can find out from the works of Jane Austen amongst others...

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  • A Dickens of a Good Ghost Story

    A Dickens of a Good Ghost Story

    The novels of Charles Dickens are familiar to us all through TV adaptations and films. Less well known is how the supernatural influenced his work...

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  • The Throne of Sir John Harrington

    The Throne of Sir John Harrington

    Thomas Crapper has been credited with the invention of the flushing toilet, but the actual inventor was Sir John, godson of Queen Elizabeth I...

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  • Bonfire Night in the 1950s and 1960s

    Bonfire Night in the 1950s and 1960s

    In 21st century Britain, Bonfire Night is usually celebrated with a trip to an organised bonfire and firework display. Not so in the 1950s and 1960s: Bonfire Night was a hands-on celebration...

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    Halloween or Hallowe’en is celebrated across the world on the night of 31st October. The origins of the celebration dates back thousands of years to pagan times...

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