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Discover the Tudor origins of some of today's well known Christmas traditions including tales of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I at Greenwich.
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Researchers working under the explorer William Parry in the far North sought to uncover the mysteries of the Arctic, but extreme cold and bizarre magnetic effects interfered in their research more than they had anticipated.
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In what is often considered one of the most extreme environments on Earth, harsh conditions made work difficult not only for the scientists, but also for their instruments.
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A look at the life and achievements of Cutty Sark's designer Hercules Linton.
One of my recent cataloguing projects has been a collection of business records relating to Sir William Fraser, principal managing owner of several vessels in the service of the East India Company at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. The catalogued items all have the prefix FRS in the Archive Catalogue.
Read about the eventful history of the world's only surviving tea clipper as it approaches 150 years old.
'Captain Teach commonly call'd Black Beard'
Edward Thatch had built up a fearsome reputation as the most notorious pirate of the early 18th Century. Never heard of him? If you had lived in His Majesty’s colony of Virginia in 1718 you certainly would have.
Night sky highlights - December 2018
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Artist Mat Collishaw talks about his Mask of Youth and reflects on the masks Elizabeth I wore all her life.
Author and historian Stephen Bourne shares stories of the African and Caribbean Royal and Merchant Navy personnel who served in the First World War.