Dickens descendant at London History Festival

Dickens descendant at London History Festival

Author and historian Lucinda Hawksley, great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, came to Kensington Central Library on Tuesday 20 November to talk about Christmas in the Dickens household. Hawksley is one of seven women historians who are taking part in the 10th London History Festival, which runs from until 29 November at Kensington...

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Shrouds of the Somme at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Shrouds of the Somme at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The artist Rob Heard has devised possibly the most graphic way of commemorating the dead in the First World War. His astonishing Shrouds of the Somme comprises a staggering 72,396 miniature corpses, each one wrapped in a calico shroud and strapped head and toe, and each one representing a body...

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