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September 2016

The great fire brigade of London: Nicola Lisle looks at how the Great Fire led to the formation of the London Fire Brigade
1666 and all that: Margaret Powling looks at the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire 350 years ago
Tracing the trails our ancestors leave behind:
Nick Thorne finds out about a soldier who served in
every engagement from Corunna to Waterloo
Roast beef and rain?: Ruth A Symes uncovers a 19th century Frenchman’s views of our Victorian ancestors
An English eccentricity: Colin Ellson explores the forgotten role of the ‘squarsons’ – wealthy priests at the head of their communities
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on men’s shirts
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