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BBC History Magazine1 min readSociety
“The Boston Tea Party Was a Lawless Act in Defence of Higher Principles”
“John Adams was right to note the boldness of the Bostonians’ action. They had rejected cheaper tea on principle – they didn’t accept parliament’s power to tax them, they hated that the revenue paid the salaries of certain government officials, and t
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Raising the Curtain
Richard Shakespeare is a young actor working in the theatre company for which his older brother William is the principal dramatist. The year is 1595 and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men under the protection of their patron, Lord Hunsdon, are growing ever m
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Back on the Street
Polly Gray (Helen McCrory) and Luca Changretta (Adrien Brody) in the new series of Peaky Blinders “The series asks: if you are born in a certain environment and class, can you escape?” Somewhere off Manchester’s Piccadilly thoroughfare lies