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African art

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

This entry contains two subentries: An Overview; and Contemporary African Art.

African art presents unique potentials and challenges in terms of art historical engagement. One of...

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African Studies

Overview page. Subjects: British History — African Studies.

Informed writing about Africa and its people dates back to the era of the slave trade. However, most of these earlier accounts were written by travellers, traders, missionaries, and...

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Alex Salmond

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Politics.

(b. 1954).

Politician. Born in Linlithgow, Salmond studied History and Politics at St Andrews before working in banking. He was returned to the Westminster Parliament in 1987 as...

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Arthur Henderson

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — British History.

(1863–1935).

Labour politician. Brought up on Tyneside and apprenticed as an ironfounder, Henderson, then a fervent Gladstonian Liberal, moved slowly to the view that the political...

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Ayo Bankole

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

(1935–1976).

Nigerian composer and ethnomusicologist born in Lagos. His early musical education included being a chorister at Christchurch, Lagos, and in 1945 he enrolled in the...

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Bill Richmond

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — British History.

(1763–1829).

African‐American boxer who settled in Britain and became the first black boxer of international repute. Richmond was born in Cuckold's Town near New York and was a...

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billiards and snooker

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Sport and Leisure.

Billiards is a game which evolved as a popular pursuit in the 19th cent. A modern billiards room was opened in Covent Garden and then in many London clubs. Snooker developed from it in the...

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British Association for the Advancement of Science

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Education.

This peripatetic body, founded in 1831, has been important in promoting public awareness of science. The Royal Society was London‐based and like a gentleman's club; the Royal Institution...

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Cadbury Family

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Economic History.

A family of Quaker manufacturers and philanthropists based in Bournville, Birmingham, England, the Cadburys have been active in the confectionery trades since the early nineteenth century,...

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Caribbean Arts Movement

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

The Caribbean Arts Movement or Caribbean Artist Movement (CAM) was started in the 1960s by West Indians living in Britain. The goal of the movement was to facilitate the critical ...

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