Newly released UFO files from the UK government

In this podcast from the National Arhives, listen to Dr David Clarke, an expert in UFO history, as he explains the significance of the newly released UFO files.

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The Monmouth Rebellion

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, was born on April 9th 1649, the illegitimate son of Charles II. He married Anne Scott, countess of Buccleuch, whose name he adopted, and was created a duke in 1663. Monmouth became captain-general of the armed forces in 1678.

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Poole, Dorset (1816)

This description of Poole, Dorset, England is taken from The representative history of Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas Hinton Burley Oldfield published in 1816

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Sidney William Ware V.C. (1892-1916)

Sidney William Ware was born on November 11, 1892 at Whatcombe in the Parish of Winterbourne Whitchurch, Dorset, England. the son of William Ware, a dairyman, and his wife Maude. He was one of eight brothers of a family of 13.

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The charge at El Mughar

The Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry were in the thick of the fighting in Palestine in 1917 as General Allenby drove towards Jerusalem. An article by Philip James and Richard Wilson in the Dorset Life Magazine highlight a particularly active couple of weeks.

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Hussar info is sought for ‘roll of honour’

A former member of the Royal Hussars is appealing for information about a soldier who hailed from Weymouth. He wants to know if anyone has information on Sergeant Dennis Joseph Fitzpatrick who is buried in a war cemetery in Berlin.

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Lyme Regis, Dorset (1816)

This description of Lyme Regis, Dorset, England is taken from The representative history of Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas Hinton Burley Oldfield published in 1816.

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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877)

William Henry Fox Talbot, chemist, linguist, archaeologist, and pioneer photographer was born in Melbury Abbas, Dorset, on February 11, 1800. Talbot was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and published many articles in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, and physics.

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Edwardian bathing – with swearing

At the turn of the last century, Lyme Regis began to entertain a different class of holiday-maker. An article by Jo Draper in the Dorset Life Magazine tells of the consternation felt by the local residents.

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Weymouth & Melcombe Regis, Dorset (1816)

This description of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England is taken from The representative history of Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas Hinton Burley Oldfield published in 1816.

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