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Letter from November 2006 British Heritage Magazine

Anglophiles from Jupiter to Juneau Welcome to British Heritage. Whether you are a new reader or a faithful subscriber of many years, it is a pleasure to number you with us. Every couple of months, British...
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Letter From September 2006 British Heritage Magazine

Through Villages and Farmyards You can't help noticing that British Heritage has a bit of a different look. The Weider publishing team has brought new creative energy to the History Group, and given art...
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Potteries of Staffordshire

One of England's most renowned industries -- pottery manufacturing -- grew in the towns that became Stoke-on-Trent.
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Jane Austen

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

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Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic pioneer, headed south to make sure that Britain won the race to the South Pole.

By Bruce Heydt

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Roger Bacon

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

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Edith Cavell

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.

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Florence Nightingale

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

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North British Migration: From the Irish Sea to the Allegheny Mountains

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

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The Quaker Migration: Friends Find Peace in Pennsylvania

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.
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England’s Trent Valley: The Land of the Pilgrim Fathers

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.