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  • After years of teaching groups of seniors about writing their life stories, I'm sharing here my tips on Memoir Writing. I hope you are writing your own memories for future generations.

    Tips on How to Write a Memoir

    Tips on How to Write a Memoir

    by Virginia Allain3

  • One of the most notorious criminals in English history was convicted of murdering his wife in 1910; new evidence implies an innocent man was hanged.

    Was Dr. Hawley Crippen Innocent?

    Was Dr. Hawley Crippen Innocent?

    by Rupert Taylor6

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  • Writing an historical research paper can be stressful. It can be worse when the instructor requires you to choose the topic and create your own thesis statement. But not any topic will be acceptable. And it can't be too broad. Your topic has to be...

    Choosing an Historical Research Topic

    Choosing an Historical Research Topic

    by Rebecca Graf0

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  • The reasons for the Jewish persecution of the early church, significant events in the evolution of persecution, and a comparison of the treatment of James the Righteous (the just) and Paul of Tarsus.

    Why Did the Jews Persecute the First Christians?

    Why Did the Jews Persecute the First Christians?

    by B A Johnson2

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  • Terrible food, miserable living conditions, brutal discipline, and the strong possibility of an early violent death were the lot of Eighteenth Century sailors.

    Harsh Life Aboard Navy Sailing Ships

    Harsh Life Aboard Navy Sailing Ships

    by Rupert Taylor4

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  • Catalonia has a rich and varied history, transforming from a tribal confederation through Roman, Barbarian and French rule until joining Aragon in the Spanish world.

    Catalonia: Forged in History

    Catalonia: Forged in History

    by ata15151

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  • St John of the Cross was named the patron of Spanish poets in 1952 by the Spanish Ministry of National Education. His most beautiful poem was composed while suffering in prison.

    A Poet in Prison: Saint John of the Cross

    A Poet in Prison: Saint John of the Cross

    by Bede4

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  • The use of IQ tests to prove that immigrants and minorities were inferior to the white majority is discussed. The roles of Binet, Terman, Goddard and Yerkes in the Eugenics Movement are considered.

    Intelligence Testing and the Beginning of Eugenics

    Intelligence Testing and the Beginning of Eugenics

    by Natalie Frank1

  • Young British men from upper-class families flocked to the colours in the First World War; for most, life in uniform was miserable and short.

    Junior Officers in World War One

    Junior Officers in World War One

    by Rupert Taylor2