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History & Geography

History: The Grand Tour

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Wilkie Collins’ father, William Collins, was a landscape painter and, in 1836, he left England with his young family in search of inspiration in Europe....

Geography: Life on Mars

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
Astronomers and philosophers have been interested in life on other planets for hundreds of years and Mars is usually the planet that inspires them most....

History: The Salem Witch Trials

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in a town called Salem in Massachusetts, USA, which was associated with witches in the 1690s. It was a time when most...

Geography: Famous English teachers

08/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Now lots of children study English at school as a second language and many adults attend courses either at work or in the evenings to improve their language...

Geography: Stevenson’s Travel Writing

27/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
The time that Robert Louis Stevenson spent abroad inspired him to write about his journeys and he is known as being one of the first writers of travel...

History: Shakespeare’s theatre

09/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
Shakespeare’s career probably started as an actor in a theatrical company called The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. There, he worked with another young actor,...