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A letter by Catherine of Aragon from 1531 to Charles V, defending her position as King Henry VIII's lawful wife in light of his divorce proceedings.

A letter by Catherine of Aragon from 1531 to Charles V, defending her position as King Henry VIII's lawful wife in light of his divorce proceedings.

Cholera was a greatly feared disease. Caused by contaminated water, it could spread with speed and with devastating consequences. Not for nothing did the disease get the nick-name "King Cholera". Industrial Britain was hit by an outbreak of cholera in 1831-32, 1848-49, 1854 and 1867. The cause was simple – sewage was being allowed to come into contact with drinking water and contaminating it. As many people used river water as their source of drinking water, the disease spread with ease.

Cholera was a greatly feared disease. Caused by contaminated water, it could spread with speed and with devastating consequences. Not for nothing did the disease get the nick-name "King Cholera". Industrial Britain was hit by an outbreak of cholera in 1831-32, 1848-49, 1854 and 1867. The cause was simple – sewage was being allowed to come into contact with drinking water and contaminating it. As many people used river water as their source of drinking water, the disease spread with ease.

Jack the Ripper: The back yard of the house at 29 Hanbury Street where the mutilated body of Annie Chapman was found on the morning of 8th September 1888.

Jack The Ripper 'Was Whitechapel Surgeon Stephen Herbert Appleford'

Jack the Ripper: The back yard of the house at 29 Hanbury Street where the mutilated body of Annie Chapman was found on the morning of 8th September 1888.

Rycote Chapel....a fifteenth century chapel built by Richard Quartermain and used by most of the Tudor and Stewart monarchs on their visits to the nearby Rycote Palace. #OxTrails #OxHistory

Rycote Chapel....a fifteenth century chapel built by Richard Quartermain and used by most of the Tudor and Stewart monarchs on their visits to the nearby Rycote Palace. #OxTrails #OxHistory

Elizabeth dated Oct. 31, 1584 in which she criticizes her rival in remarks intended to be shown or read to the Scottish queen. Among her observations, the English monarch writes of Mary’s “sundry hard and daungerous coorses heald towardes us.”

Elizabeth dated Oct. 31, 1584 in which she criticizes her rival in remarks intended to be shown or read to the Scottish queen. Among her observations, the English monarch writes of Mary’s “sundry hard and daungerous coorses heald towardes us.”

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