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Elizabeth of York, Queen of Henry VII

Elizabeth of York (1466-1503) Her marriage to Henry Tudor, in 1486, unified the previously opposed families of York and Lancaster, creating a period of peace and prosperity. She was known for being gentle and kind to her subjects and to have enjoyed music and dancing. Their union produced seven children including Henry VIII. Henry VII deeply mourned the death of his wife following the birth of their last child Katherine in 1501.

The Poor Law Act, 1601, allowed parishes to levy a poor rate on householders, which could then be distributed to the needy of that parish by an appointed overseer. By the 18th century, neighbouring parishes were beginning to work together, some even sharing a building in which they could house their old, sick and orphaned poor, thus saving on individual payments for rent and food. The ‘workhouse test’ was introduced in 1723 allowing overseers to withhold

Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform and plumed Hardee hat with plain gauntlets and revolver sitting next to table with books.

Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform next to chair draped with overcoat.


The Kennedy Family In Pictures

October 19, 1963: President John F. Kennedy applauds his brother, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), right, during a Democratic fund raising dinner in Boston.

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Slashed wrists, sex with prison guards and a jailhouse lesbian lover: Inside the twisted world of Susan Smith 20 years after she drowned her sons and blamed 'a black man'

Sad: A memorial to the young sons Smith murdered in 1994 sits beside the lake in which the boys were purposely drowned

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Archeologists unearth 40 Civil War Confederate corpses

The cemetery not only housed the graves of confederate Soldiers (pictured here) but also of Union soldiers