Category: Feature

Penicillin

A Victory Over Death It was in France that the idea came to him, came during the noise and stench...

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Hiroshima

The Day War Became Unthinkable The siren sounded at seven, and no one was unduly disturbed. There...

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New Deal

A New Era in Capitalism “We have always known”, said Franklin D. Roosevelt at the beginning of his...

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Bessemer Converter

Steel for All Ready, Bessemer?”“That is so”“You must be dreaming, man. It’s only been in for, for...

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Ten-Hours Day

A Break-through in Factory Legislation Lord Ashley was very surprised when he received the...

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Durham Report

The Principles that Saved the British Commonwealth There have been two British Empires, and now...

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Refrigeration

Food from the Farthest Corners of the Earth Ninety-eight days it took, right round the Horn, and...

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Austerlitz

Napoleon Dominates Europe When the news reached England of Napoleon’s victory over the combined...

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Spinning Jenny

The Beginning of the Machine Age Such is the power of Mode as we saw persons of quality dressed in...

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Fall of Quebec

James Wolfe Lays the Foundations of the Future Dominion of Canada Although John Cabot from Bristol...

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Black Death

A Calamity that Altered the Economy of Europe It came on a Monday, a bright, clear, cloudless day...

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Magna Carta

The Basis of Democratic Liberty “Take away justice” proclaimed St Augustine, “and what are...

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Battle of Zama

The Defeat of Carthage by Rome Puts an End to Possible Carthaginian Influence in Europe Some two...

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