September 2013 - Genes News

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The British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

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WW1 girls just wanted to have fun


Published in Genes News on 30 Sep 2013 08:36 : 0 comments : 1273 views

With their men away fighting on the front line women of Britain enjoyed a new found freedom during WW1 and filled public houses, causing moral outrage and calls for the Government to keep them at home, researchers have found. 


Downton Abbey - Dame Maggie Smith's ancestors also had domestic help


Published in Genes News on 23 Sep 2013 12:24 : 1 comment : 897 views

With the much anticipated fourth series of Downton Abbey starting last night, we’ve delved into the family history of Dame Maggie Smith who plays the Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham and discovered it wasn’t just the Countess who had servants in her household.