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A Benin bronze sculpture – looted by British soldiers in 1897 during the destruction of Benin City (in modern-day Nigeria) – is to be returned to Nigeria by the University of Aberdeen. Bought by the university in 1957, the sculpture, which depicts a
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He laughed shortly. ‘Then don’t. You know the Party believes there’s no shame in illiteracy. We discourage reading for lower orders. It’s hardly revolutionary. American slaves weren’t permitted to read. For centuries Catholics held the mass in Latin.
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8 Things You (probably) Didn’t Know About The Suffragettes
Passionate about the fight for women’s rights, in 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst founded the WSPU – their motto ‘Deeds not Words’ signalling a new approach. Their militant tactics, such as heckling at political meetings, would earn them the nickname ‘suffr