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On this day: Lady Victoria Marjorie Harriet Manners

Lady Victoria Marjorie Harriet Manners (1883–1946), wife of Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey. Oldest daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland.

Photographed on the 5th of July, 1912.

Photography

CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS DURING THE YEARS OF PERSECUTION IN CLAUGHTON, NORTH WEST ENGLAND

…to find a priest to sing Mass in a chapel

“Monsignor Gradwell, in his account of the Catholic Church at Claughton…” (to be continued)

Catholic Church

Exceptions to the rule: Scottish naming patterns and the case of Nicholas, 2015

Exceptions to the rule: Scottish naming patterns and the case of Nicholas, 2015.

When Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively announced that they were naming their daughter James, there was a flurry of comment about the appropriateness of giving a girl a ‘boy’s name’ in the media.  245 more words

Canada

How Did Opposing Armies Find Each Other In Medieval and Ancient Times?

In the age of smart phones with GPS in everyone’s pocket and cars with SAT-NAV standard, you will be forgiven for wondering how opposing armies found each other centuries ago. 512 more words

History

My Grandmother was a Barnardo Child

Christmas came early to my house this week. A long-awaited package containing my Grandmother Daisy’s file of the time she spent in the Barnardo’s Children Home during the early 1900s finally arrived. 1,328 more words

Genealogy

Tory anti-communism in the early 1950s

In the early years of the Cold War, many saw communism as a very real and present threat to British society and the maintenance of the British Empire. 1,080 more words

British History