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That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

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Josephine Baker – A French and American Hero

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Monday, May 19, 2014, In : People 

Josephine Baker with her pet cheetah, Chiquita.

Josephine Baker was an American born cabaret performer who rose to stardom in the 1920s as a result of her unique talent for captivating an audience, however she was so much more than an entertainer. Her strong personality, integrity and bravery in the face of adversity helped her gain honours for her part in the French Resistance movement during World War Two, as well as leading to her becoming an instrumental figure in the civil rights movemen...
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Queen Boudicca and Women’s Rights

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : People 
On the edge of the Roman Empire was a backwater island known as Britain, inhabited by the ‘barbarians’ known as the Celts. Unlike the Romans, they afforded women a level of suffrage that included the right to inherit property and to become a tribal leader. Howerver when Queen Boudicca tried to exercise these rights, it led to a revolt that almost saw the Romans defeated and expelled by a band of disgruntled tribesmen.

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The High Heel - A Symbol of Class, Gender and Sexuality

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Culture 
High heel shoes have their roots in ancient civilization and have existed in some form or another ever since. From then until the modern incarnation of the shoe, it has often been more than just a practical piece of footwear and has acted as a Symbol of social class, gender and sexuality.

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