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Quaker abolitionist’s unseen anti-slavery archive to go under the hammer

The previously unseen papers of a tireless Quaker anti-slavery...

Prizefighting women of Victorian Britain struck forgotten blow for equality

Scores of female prizefighters in Victorian Britain faced down...

‘Myth’ of Emily Brontë’s death misreads writer’s merciful motives

Emily Brontë acted with pragmatism, courage and kindness in her last illness and the received wisdom that she was a "stubborn", self-destructive patient is grossly...

Anglo-Saxons and Irish left lasting legacy in Vikings’ DNA

In TV's Vikings, the Northumbrian monk Athelstan, shipped back...

British Pompeii guide uncovers grandfather’s WW2 account of ‘merciless’ Vesuvius blast

A historian who leads tours of Pompeii used to...

Medieval courts’ horror of straying women is modern fantasy, says scholar

In the 13th-century French romance Mort Artu, Guinevere is condemned...

DNA from 14thC teeth unravels mixed origin of Ashkenazi Jews

DNA from teeth unearthed in Central Germany has revealed...

Roman coins dismissed as fakes are genuine and depict ‘lost emperor’

Coins of an "emperor" Sponsian — long dismissed as...

Medals of courageous ‘Tail-end Charlie’ killed on 98th mission go on sale

The medals of a British airman who served with...

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