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Women in schooling: Gaynor Haliday takes a look at the history of women teachers and the challenges they faced
The Wills Forgery Trials: Nick Thorne considers a case of forged records that had a lawyer wrongly transported for life
Huskar: a mining tragedy: Denise Bates tells the sad story of one of Victorian Britain’s worst (and least known) disasters
Reconstructing Sarah Ann: The bare bones of an individual’s life, as recorded in the census, can hide the three-dimensional character, explains Nell Darby
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