Franklin's 'Erebus'

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  • Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game

    An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…

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  • Christmas in the collection – Charades and the Death of Captain Cook - 17 Dec 2014

    We have a whole host of Christmas related material in our collection and archive. If you’ve ever wondered how to re-enact the death of Captain Cook for a guaranteed charade win or what James Bond author, Ian Fleming, was doing in Trafalgar Square with a Norwegian Spy and a smuggled Christmas Tree...

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  • Scarborough, Hartlepool & Whitby Raids - 17 Dec 2014

    On Wednesday 16 December 1914, the German Navy raided the coastal towns of Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby. Rear Admiral Franz Von Hipper, commander of the German battleship squadron, devised a plan to enact the bombardment whilst his superior, Admiral Friedrich von Ingenohl, stationed the ships of the entire German High...

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