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November 2017

Dressed to drive: Jayne Shrimpton explores the sartorial history of early motoring
Bringing opera to the masses: When theatre manager Richard D’Oyly Carte asked Gilbert and Sullivan to compose some music for him, it led to the creation of an entire opera company, as Nell Darby explains
Grandpa never mentioned that!: Nick Thorne discovered an unexpected literary connection to his family
History’s forgotten workers: The 19th and early 20th centuries saw a great rise in clerical work. Richard Willis explores the largely overlooked work of legal clerks
Family fireworks: We explore actor Kit Harington’s links to both the Gunpowder Plot and the king it tried to kill
History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on underwear

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