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Quartz and Feldspar: Dartmoor - a...
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What is modern Dartmoor and what should it be? Did druids officiate here? Can the bog be drained and crops grown? Is it the place for a prison? And what...
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London's Strangest: The Thames:...
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The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and...
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A History of London in 50 Lives
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Diamond Street: The Hidden World of...
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Tells an account of London's Hatton Garden. This title uncovers the history, secrets and stories that bring this vibrant Clerkenwell street and its environs to life.
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The Family Project: A Creative...
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