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Privileged information reveals expats were asked to be spies

"Interviewees’ testimonies bring historical interpretations to life. Recorded life stories are intensely private, often funny, and occasionally heartbreaking. Many of the English-born immigrant interviewees with whom we spent time talked frankly about their fears, expectations, and family separation anxieties." Author Murray Watson looks at some of the rich data—and some of the surprises!—that social historians can unearth when they ask people to tell their own story.

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Five questions about Edwardian farming – Quick Quiz

How much do you know about farming in Edwardian Britain - the last generation of farmers before the tractors came? Maybe not much, but why not have a go at our quick quiz and find out? It's a fascinating subject!

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Five questions about natural phenomena—Quick Quiz

Britain has a wealth of words for weather and other natural phenomena, many of them region-specific. Can you match these five words to the correct definitions?

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Steve Bright

Expat Interview – Steve Bright

Part 1 of British Expat's interview with cartoonist Steve Bright. Steve talks about how he earns a living from his "portable office" which fits easily into a backpack.

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Brighty cartoon of Ed Miliband

Expat Interview – Steve Bright (Part 2)

Part 2 of an interview with Steve Bright in which he talks about cartooning in general and Bananaman

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