What are they really taking from the fire?

Whenever the Great Fire of London topic comes round, teacher forums start discussing setting fire to models of Tudor houses. Colleagues comment on how excited the children become, and my…

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When you are 6 years old it is almost impossibly difficult to understand 350 years ago. I regularly told my pupils I was one hundred and eighty three on my…

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What colour is history?

This week the Museum of London announced that the second century bodies they were studying had Chinese ancestry, so adding another layer to our constantly growing  knowledge of London's diverse…

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