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Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everybody - don't forget to read my history of Easter www.localhistories.org/easter 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bananas

On 10 April 1633 bananas went on sale in England. Fruits like apricots, oranges and pomegranates were already common in England - for those who could afford them. www.localhistories.org/fruits.html

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Women's Education

Its a myth that only men were educated in the past. Girls did not have the same opportunities as boys and they could not go to university but that does not mean they were never educated. Girls from rich families were usually educated at home by a tutor. They were often highly educated. Middle class girls were usually taught by their mothers but in 17th century England boarding schools opened for girls. Of course most boys had little or no education as it was expensive. www.localhistories.org/education 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Olympic Games revived

On 6 April 1896 the Olympic Games opened in Athens. It was a revival of the Ancient Greek Olympic Games and has been tremendously successful ever since. www.localhistories.org/games