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Margaret Brecknell

Margaret is a British freelance writer with a passion for history, sport and cats. After graduating from Manchester University further back than she cares to mention, she worked in stockbroking for many years. Now focusing on writing, her work has appeared in a wide range of different publications and her first local history book was published last year.

The History of Museums, from "Cabinets of Curiosity" to Today

As our understanding of history has evolved, so has the way we learn about it.

5 Popular Historians You Need to Read

Get aquainted with these historians and their award-winning books.

Oliver Cromwell's Controversial Legacy in English History

Did he liberate the people, or brutally oppress them?

The Cambridge Five Spy Ring Passed WWII Secrets to the Soviet Union

Recruited straight out of university, these British intelligence officers were secretly moles.

5 Infamous Incidents of Art Theft From History

These masterpieces mysteriously disappeared.

6 Fossil Hunters Who Dug Up Clues From the Past

Their discoveries changed our perception of prehistory.

5 Royal Figures Who Were Assassinated

These tragic murders reverberated throughout their kingdoms.

The Tragic Wartime Sinking of Passenger Ship RMS Lusitania

The torpedo attack killed hundreds of civilians and turned international opinion against Imperial Germany.

7 Remarkable War Memorials in England

These striking monuments pay tribute to those who served.