Science and Technology in the 19th Century

By Tim Lambert During the 19th century science made great progress. John Dalton (1766-1844) published his atomic theory in 1808. According to the theory, matter is made of tiny, indivisible particles. Dalton also said that atoms of different elements had different weights. Dalton also studied color blindness. In 1827 the German chemist Friedrich Wohler (1800-1882) isolated aluminium.… Continue reading Science and Technology in the 19th Century

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A History of Online Casinos

Ever since the first online casino was launched in the year 1996, the online gambling industry has grown tremendously over the years and contributes a significant portion to the entire gambling activity that happens throughout the world today. Nowadays there are thousands of good quality online casinos, including some of the top-rated kinds you can… Continue reading A History of Online Casinos

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Life in the 1980s

By Tim Lambert There were two sides to life in Britain in the 1980s. On the one hand, there was a severe recession in the years 1980-1982 and there was mass unemployment during the decade. The official unemployment rate stood at 5.3% in May 1979. It rose to 14.1% in 1986 then fell to 5.6%… Continue reading Life in the 1980s

A Timeline of Christianity in England

By Tim Lambert c 180 AD The first evidence of Christianity in Roman Britain 304 St Alban is the first known Christian martyr in England 313 The Emperor Constantine allows Christians freedom of worship 314 3 bishops from Britain attend a conference in France 407 The Romans leave Britain and the native people (Celts) are left to fend for themselves… Continue reading A Timeline of Christianity in England

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A Brief Biography of Ernest Shackleton

By Tim Lambert Ernest Shackleton was a great polar explorer. Ernest was born on 15 February 1874 in County Kildare, Ireland. His father, Henry was a farmer. His mother was called Henrietta. Ernest was the second of ten children. Ernest’s father gave up farming and trained to be a doctor. He moved with his family… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Ernest Shackleton

A Brief Biography of Henry Fawcett

By Tim Lambert Henry Fawcett was a reformer of the 19th century. He campaigned for women’s suffrage (women’s right to vote). Henry was born in Salisbury on 26 August 1833. He was one of 4 children. Henry was educated at Cambridge University. Unfortunately, Henry was blinded in an accident in 1858. His father shot at… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Henry Fawcett

Famous People From Ireland

By Tim Lambert Northern Ireland BALLYMENA, COUNTY ANTRIM Liam Neeson 1952- Actor To see a list of people from BELFAST click here COLERAINE James Nesbitt 1965- Actor DERRY William Alexander 1824-1911 Poet Joyce Cary 1888-1957 Writer Nadine Coyle 1985- Singer George Farquhar 1678-1707 Playwright Josef Locke 1917-1999 Singer Feargal Sharkey 1958- Singer ENNISKILLEN Adrian Dunbar 1958- Actor MAGHERAGALL, COUNTY… Continue reading Famous People From Ireland

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Famous People From London

By Tim Lambert A Joss Ackland 1928- Actor Peter Ackroyd 1949- Actor Anna Airy 1882-1964 Artist Margery Allingham 1904-1966 Writer Eric Ambler 1909-1998 Writer Kingsley Amis 1922-1995 Writer Elizabeth Garrett Anderson 1836-1917 The first woman to register as a doctor in England Anthony Andrews 1948- Actor Agnes Arber 1879-1960 Botanist George Arliss 1868-1946 Actor Leslie… Continue reading Famous People From London

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