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Anything relating to British history except for the Wars of Roses, the Tudors and 17th Century Stuff. (They're on different boards.)

Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, painted in 1665 by Peter Lely to celebrate the granting of the Dukedom by King Charles II

1415 fighting archer, Battle of Agincourt Having worked on projects with the Wellcome Trust and the Natural History Museum, photographer Thom Atkinson has turned his focus to what he describes as ‘the mythology surrounding Britain’s relationship with war’.

Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014 - Telegraph

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1244 mounted knight, Siege of Jerusalem Re-enactment groups, collectors, historians and serving soldiers helped photographer Thom Atkinson assemble the components for each shot. ‘It was hard to track down knowledgeable people with the correct equipment,’ he says. ‘The pictures are really the product of their knowledge and experience.’

Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014 - Telegraph

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Alternative Histories: Cnut the Great | History Today

Alternative Histories: Cnut the Great | History Today

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Alternative Histories: Westminster, 1476 | History Today

Alternative Histories: Westminster, 1476 | History Today

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Take a dip: The installation of a swimming pool was part of the programme of improvements which turned the priory into a luxury house