A new portrait of Queen Victoria’s African goddaughter unveiled to highlight overlooked black figures | Tatler

The painting of Sarah Forbes Bonetta is part of an English Heritage project

Source: A new portrait of Queen Victoria’s African goddaughter unveiled to highlight overlooked black figures | Tatler

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Victorian Society’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings list 2020 | Victorian Society

Revealed! The Top 10 Endangered Buildings! Will you help us save these buildings from being lost forever? Please share this post so that as many people as possible can hear of their plight! Top 10 list: bit.ly/30iBNuX

Source: Victorian Society’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings list 2020 | Victorian Society

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Restoration plan for historic Glasgow dry dock – BBC News

One of the Govan Graving Docks could be returned to use under plans to revitalise the Clyde waterfront.

Source: Restoration plan for historic Glasgow dry dock – BBC News

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Medieval Bacton priory brought to life with 3D modelling – BBC News

It has been used to recreate the funeral of a rich man buried at the priory in the 15th Century.

Source: Medieval Bacton priory brought to life with 3D modelling – BBC News

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The Essay – Mayflower Portraits – 400 years on – BBC Sounds

Nick Bryant reflectis on what the Mayflower 400th anniversary means to Americans in 2020.

Source: The Essay – Mayflower Portraits – 400 years on – BBC Sounds

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The Lost Palace of Whitehall – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

The Palace of Whitehall was the primary residence of English monarchs from AD 1530 until 1698, located in Westminster, London. – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

Source: The Lost Palace of Whitehall – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

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Fun in the Sun: 20 Amazing Archive Images of Post-war Britain | Heritage Calling

Breaking New Ground is a pioneering 21-month project to digitise 10,000 images from the John Laing Photographic Collection, covering the post-war period of this world-renowned construction company. The complete collection numbers nearly a quarter of a million photographs.

Source: Fun in the Sun: 20 Amazing Archive Images of Post-war Britain | Heritage Calling

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The country house of the super-rich that is now slipping away | The Scotsman

Dramatic new images show the extent of decay at a former country house that was once hailed as one of the most outstanding in the country.

Source: The country house of the super-rich that is now slipping away | The Scotsman

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Why do medieval royal charters still control us? – BBC News

A royal charter was used to stop a pop-up market in Leicestershire this month. What are they and why do we still adhere to them?

An impromptu market in Leicestershire was halted by a royal charter – but why do we still have them?

Source: Why do medieval royal charters still control us? – BBC News

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Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory: Visitors able to walk beneath ship – BBC News

A new support structure for the 3,600-tonne ship will also replicate the ship being afloat.

Source: Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory: Visitors able to walk beneath ship – BBC News

Very cool. Now please restore her rigging!

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In Search Of Shakespeare’s London | Spitalfields Life

Ever since the discovery of the site of  William Shakespeare’s first theatre in Shoreditch, I have found myself thinking about where else in London I could locate Shakespeare. The city has changed so much that very little remains from his time and even though I might discover his whereabouts – such as his lodging in Silver St in 1612 – usually the terrain is unrecognisable. Silver St is lost beneath the Barbican now.

Read more here:  Source: In Search Of Shakespeare’s London | Spitalfields Life

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Mystery of origin of Stonehenge megaliths solved – BBC News

Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.

Source: Mystery of origin of Stonehenge megaliths solved – BBC News

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Man completes HMS Victory replica after 50 years – BBC News

Michael Byard’s “amazing” replica has won praise from the First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin.

Source: Man completes HMS Victory replica after 50 years – BBC News

It’s beautiful. But it needs its rigging!

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Locks of Admiral Nelson’s hair up for auction – BBC News

The auctioneers say there is interest in Nelson “despite controversy about historical figures”.

Source: Locks of Admiral Nelson’s hair up for auction – BBC News

Who wants to buy it and clone him?

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The Microcosm Of London | Spitalfields Life

A stunning gallery of images and a look at London in the high Victorian era!

Source: The Microcosm Of London | Spitalfields Life

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The story of Old London Bridge, the iconic landmark which vanished from the capital’s skyline – Country Life

Important new discoveries illuminate the form and history of the houses that lined one of London’s most celebrated lost landmarks. Dorian Gerhold explores the remarkable story of their construction and development.

Source: The story of Old London Bridge, the iconic landmark which vanished from the capital’s skyline – Country Life

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Queen Elizabeth facial timeline on bank notes – BRITMEMES

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Queen Elizabeth facial timeline on bank notes Britmemes’s images album

Source: Queen Elizabeth facial timeline on bank notes – BRITMEMES

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Julie Montagu, the viscountess trying to save the ancestral pile | Times2 | The Times

In the recent glorious weather Mapperton, in Dorset, named by Country Life the finest manor house in Britain, has never looked finer. The 15 acres of Italianate gardens echo with birdsong, the roses

Source: Julie Montagu, the viscountess trying to save the ancestral pile | Times2 | The Times

Always fascinating to read how modern aristocratic families are keeping things going in difficult times.

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Haunting and Beautiful: Around Old Billingsgate | Spitalfields Life

These intriguing photographs are selected from a cache of transparencies of unknown origin at the Bishopsgate Institute. We believe they date from the nineteen-sixties but the photographer is unidentified. 

Source: Around Old Billingsgate | Spitalfields Life

These are haunting and beautiful! Check them out!

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Charles Dickens: Black-and-white photos of author colourised – BBC News

Colour has been digitally added to eight photos to show what the novelist would have looked like.

Source: Charles Dickens: Black-and-white photos of author colourised – BBC News

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Wartime diaries of Churchill’s daughter to Two Roads | The Bookseller

Two Roads has acquired the wartime diaries of Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter, Mary, following a three-way auction.

Source: Wartime diaries of Churchill’s daughter to Two Roads | The Bookseller

This will definitely be worth reading when it comes out next year!

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