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19th century prison ships

What do these documents reveal about attitudes to crime and punishment?
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Cats and mice

What tactics were used by suffragettes, police and government?
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Civil Rights in America

Follow the progress of the struggle through the archives
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English Reformation c1527-1590

How did state and people respond to religious change?
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Fifties Britain

Never so good? Or too good to be true?
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Richard II

Were the troubles facing England in the 1370s and 1380s due to Richard II’s age and inexperience?
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Selling the Victorians

Victorians for sale! Has advertising changed from Victorian times?
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Sixties Britain

A social and cultural revolution?
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Victorian lives

How was life different in Victorian times?