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    Famous People: John Lennon

    'The guitar's alright for a hobby, John, but you'll never make a living out of it.' (John's Aunt Mimi) From his childhoo... More

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    Who Was: Queen Victoria?

    Each title is a biography of one person's life, achievements and the problems they faced. The series covers many histori... More

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    Napoleon

    A tough little chap with a shrill voice and a horrible temper, Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the surprise heroes of hist... More

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    Nero

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    Jane Austin

    Jane Austen grew up to become the greatest woman writer in the English language. Unlike most brilliant artists, though, ... More

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    Annie Oakley

    Annie was seven years old when her mother sent her away to work. They were just too poor to keep her at home. But this l... More

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    Who Was Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    The son of a French engineer, Kingdom's first notable achievement was the part he played with his father in planning the... More

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    Sir John Franklin

    In the summer of 1820 Captain John Franklin set off with his men on an expedition to the North Pole on a ship. Since th... More

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    Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly, born into a large family of Irish settlers in Australia, grew up bad. Cool and defiant, he graduated from hor... More

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    Bloody Baron

    It is 1921, and post-revolutionary Russia is being torn apart by civil war. Out of the wreckage rises a crazy, eagle-eye... More

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    Madame Tussaud

    Young Marie first showed a talent for life-modelling as a teenager in Paris. Sent to live in the royal household, she st... More

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    Charles Dickens

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    Alexander Selkirk

    This is the story of Alexander Selkirk, Scottish mariner and adventurer, who was delighted to be rescued by passing sail... More

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    Samuel Johnson

    Sam was a grumpy, difficult but fascinating man. He wasn't handsome. He wasn't good at sport. He was poor, lazy and not ... More

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    Who Was Boudicca

    Boudicca was a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people of Norfolkin Eastern Britain who led a major uprising of the t... More

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    Nancy Wake

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    Who Was William the Conqueror

    William the Conqueror ruled as the Duke of Normandy from 1035 to 1087 and as King of England from 1066 to 1087. The sole... More

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    Anne Boleyn

    Anne Boleyn was beautiful, gifted and clever. As a teenager, when she arrived at the English court after completing her ... More

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    Focus on Tudor Life: Elizabeth I - A Tudor Queen

    Each title is a biography of one person's life, achievements and the problems they faced. The series covers many histori... More

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    Charlotte Bronte

    This is the story of a rector's daughter who triumphed over unrequited love and family tragedy to take her place as one ... More

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    St Francis of Assisi

    At first, everyone thought young Francis Bernadone had gone mad. One minute he was a popular party boy, in fine clothes.... More

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