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Scott’s Antarctic Dreams Are Dashed
Dominic Sandbrook is a historian and presenter. His Radio 4 show on The Real Summer of Love is available at Archive on 4 Robert Falcon Scott (stood centre) and his ill-fated Antarctic expedition party reach the south pole on 17 January 1912. A Nor
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Pacifists and Hard Hearts
Born in Croydon in 1897, Harold was a conscientious objector. Released from a three-month prison stretch in Wormwood Scrubs in December 1916, in January 1917 he was re-arrested and given a further sentence. He would spend the rest of the war in priso
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Queen Victoria Dies After 63 Years on the Throne
By the beginning of 1901, the 81-year-old Queen Victoria was visibly ailing. Lonely, lame and stricken with cataracts, the Empress of India had spent Christmas at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, but her family recognised that the end was near. Sh