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portrait of Queen Charlotte Sophia by Allan Ramsay, ca.1770. Oxford College, Anon II PD05. Well, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words...now, if only the past could talk!

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from the Guardian

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years Sara Forbes Bonetta. Brighton, 1862.

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from Mail Online

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

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The Working Lads Institute (now the Whitechapel Mission) founded by Rev Thomas Jackson, was the first shelter in London to offer refuge to black soldiers during World War One.

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The first public statue of a black woman in England, Bronze Woman was the brainchild of a black woman: Guyanese poet and local resident Cécile Nobrega. Based on and named after her own poem, Bronze Woman took 10 years of planning, fundraising and determination by Nobrega and other groups and individuals who wanted to mark the struggles faced by Afro-Caribbean women, as well as their contribution to society.

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from Mail Online

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

Dead End Street: The Spitalfields Nippers growing up in one the most deprived and dangerous areas of London

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Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflation!)

List of the wealthiest people ever - adjusted for inflation, includes african kings, wealthy normans that helped invade England, John of Gaunt, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, etc... Interesting little list to supplement history lesson

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Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

For 100 years, they stayed hidden in family albums. Now amateur photographer Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children are being printed for the first time, giving a glimpse into a forgotten world

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