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Ship shape: conserving the Regent’s Canal Company’s minute books

2012 marked the bicentenary of construction starting on London’s famous Regent’s Canal. The Regent’s Canal passes just north of central London and connects the Paddington basin in the west…

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Antonia Fraser’s memoir describes growing up in the 1930s and 1940s but its real concern is with her growing love of history…

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