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The vision, enthusiasm and organization of Bartholomew Gosnold, of Otley, Suffolk, resulted in the Virginia Company and the settlement of Jamestown now 400 years ago.
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How did Britain come to dominate the global production of cloth?
By Claire Hopley
One of England's most renowned industries -- pottery manufacturing -- grew in the towns that became Stoke-on-Trent.
British industry could fuel the British empire when engineers like Isambard Brunel connected the modern world.
In order to better appreciate Jane Austen's work--whether on the screen or, preferably, on the page--it helps to first understand her life and the times in which she lived.
By Leigh Ann Berry
Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic pioneer, headed south to make sure that Britain won the race to the South Pole.
By Bruce Heydt
A scholar-monk who envisioned an Academy of Science, Roger Bacon's ideas were far ahead of his time and ran counter to the Church's doctrine.
By Dianna L. Dodson
A statue in St. Martin's Place, just off London's Trafalgar Square, prominently displays words spoken by Edith Cavell, a British nurse executed during the First World War: Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.
By Abraham Unger, M.D.
Florence Nightingale was a bright, tough, driven professional, a brilliant organizer and statistician, and one of the most influential women in 19th-century England.
By Deborah Pulliam
As colonial settlement thrived on the Atlantic seaboard, word spread through Britain that in the piedmont and mountains beyond the coast there was land for the taking. From the border counties of England and Scotland, and the Scots-Irish province of Ulster, they came to Appalachia.
By Claire Hopley
When the Restoration Parliament enacted the Clarendon Code, its restrictive provisions effectively criminalized the practice of the nonconformist church. In search of tolerance for themselves and others, through the late 1600s thousands of Quakers found a new life in the Delaware Valley.
This 1805 victory at sea against the Franco-Spanish fleet immortalized Lord Nelson and changed the course of world history.
Before America became the 'land of the Pilgrims' pride,' the Puritan emigrants called England's Trent Valley home. In this green and pleasant land, they attended their Non-Conformist churches, defied religious authorities, suffered imprisonment, and finally embarked on their journey to the New World.