Real Lives

Our series ‘Real Lives’ seeks to put the story of the ordinary person into our great historical narrative. We are all part of the rich fabric of the communities in which we live and we are affected to greater and lesser degrees by the big events that happen on a daily basis. Sometimes we might even play a part in the big events, although our names are not recorded, while on other occasions we are witnesses to events and times which we would now consider remarkable. Sometimes our regular lives are the perfect illustration of how people live at any given time – but all our lives matter and we want to celebrate some of those lives here. If you have any people that you think might also fit this category and would like to write about them, please contact: martin.hoare@history.org.uk

Subject

Author

Edition

Year

Jeannie Schmolovitz, the Russian hermit of Cornwall’s caves

James C. Pearce

151

2021

Robert and Thomas Gayer-Anderson: moving lives

Wendy Barnes

150

2021

Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial in Hints churchyard: Edward George Keeling

Trevor James

149

2021

Surviving the War in the Soviet Union: recollections of a child deportee

Annette Ormanczyk

148

2021

Harry Daley: the extraordinary policeman

Stephen Bourne

HA News

2021

Tahereh (Tāhirih)

Paula Kitching

146

2020

Maria Rye’s emigration home for destitute little girls

Alf Wilkinson

145

2020

Flora Sandes

Paula Kitching

144

2020

Alice Daye: Mother of the English book trade

Wendy Barnes

143

2020

Reverend John Chilembwe: Independent African

Joe Wilkinson

142

2019



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