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Sometime in the 1800s, a small number of largely impoverished Italians, some from the mountainous regions of Northern Italy (mainly around Tuscany)

While numerically insignificant, the existence of Black Bristolians is important to document, as they bridge the gap between what we know about the

By 1766 Bishop Newton recorded a total of 42 Jews in the city, 40 of whom lived in Temple.

In the period 1532 to 1552 a total of 3,139 apprentices were registered, of whom 766 came from within Bristol, and 456 from Wales.

The earliest of the European ritual child murder, or bloodguilt, accusations was raised at Norwich in 1144, where the Jewry was accused of crucifyi

In 1851 there were only 13 Dulverton people in Wales, mainly wives and servants, but by 1891 there were 102.

One of the purposes of the inventory was to determine the probate fees, so the inventory was valued.

Most Exmoor place names are of Old English origin and represent features of the landscape.

Exmoor National Park Authority bought the Simonsbath sawmill from the Fortescue estate in the 1990s to safeguard the character of the building and

The farming year on Exmoor required seasonal movement of animals to make maximum use of grass growth during the summer months and to provide the li