For most people October the 31st means one thing – Halloween. However, it would be a bit silly to assume that throughout history nothing else happened on this date. On October the 31st 1942 Mount Rushmore was completed; on October the 31st 1922 Mussolini was made Prime Minister of Italy;…

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When I started this blog, I always envisaged using it to share some of the more interesting stories from my family history research. Now, I know everyone’s definition of interesting varies, but trust me this first story is a right juicy one! Now this story begins with my husband, and…

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For such a small country, Wales has certainly punched above its weight in terms of its contribution to one of the most powerful nations of the modern era – you could even call it our most successful colony! In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries large numbers of Welsh settlers…

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In terms of cultural movements, I am in no doubt that when historians look back at 2018 they will note the sharp rise in female activism. From the Times Up movement to the BBC gender pay row to the iconic #metoo movement, female empowerment is everywhere and gender equality is…

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