Here is the second part of our story from the andaman islands contributed by guest blogger n. Francis xavier.
A story from guest blogger professor clare anderson.
The daily express was just one of many yiddish newspapers that flourished in the east end of london at the turn of the twentieth century, including morris winchevsky’s dos poilishe yidl (The little polish jew) And der arbayter fraynd (The workers’ friend).
Dickens’ trademark ‘door knocker’ beard didn’t appear until he was in his 40s, but clues from his correspondence suggest he took to the cultivation of facial hair in earnest and in doing so was truly a man of his time.
The recent financial crisis has seen the collapse of many businesses, but similar tragedies are very common in history.
An iconic image of australian outback life is of settlers, drovers or a swagman sitting around a fire with a ‘billy’ on the boil for tea.
On a corner of the perimeter wall of heathfield school in ascot sits a memorial to the only son of its former bursar, flying officer henry beaucourt skyrme of the royal air force, who went missing on the night of 16 january 1941.
Today we are pleased to share a story contributed by guest blogger professor huw bowen.
Among the thousands of manuscripts uncovered from a walled up library cave at dunhuang, northwest china, at the turn of the twentieth century, were a group of buddhist scrolls copied by a man in his eighties.
The terrible plight of the widows of Indian soldiers in the period before, during and after the First World War is revealed in a file from the India Office’s vast military archive.
Whilst cataloguing a new acquisition to the India Office Private Papers, I came across some interesting items relating to the General Strike of 1926.
One of the benefits of studying original manuscripts is in feeling a direct connection with the author to a degree that is not experienced in print.
Sometimes, by chance, an archive brings together seemingly disparate or unrelated material in a quite fascinating way.
Feeing markets were employment fairs held twice a year in Scottish towns, generally in May and November.