Tagged: Blue Plaques

Karl Marx: the London connections

Detail from a photograph of Karl Marx, 1875
Posted:
27 September 2017
Posted By:
Howard Spencer
Categories:
History Uncovered

September 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Das Kapital, Karl Marx's famous critique of capitalism. In this blog, blue plaques historian Howard Spencer explores Marx's life in London, and tells us about five other political exiles commemorated with a plaque. ...

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The Real Wonder Women of WW1

Some of the real wonder owmen of WW1 - left, Dame Maud McCarthy, centre: Hertha Ayrton's blue plaque, left Mary Macarthur addressing crowds
Posted:
26 May 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

The film Wonder Woman, set during the First World War, was partly filmed at Tilbury Fort in Essex. (It's a popular location to shoot at...) In the movie, Wonder Woman leaves her home on Themyscira to help fight in World War One. She's not the only one. While they weren’t fighting in the trenche...

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