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Alexander the Great

[Na] Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of ...

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Charles Phythian-Adams

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,654 words
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Oxford University Press

...the predominantly urban, mass culture of today from the small‐scale, participatory, provincial cultures of yesteryear. It is loud music that continues to link the new with the old. See J. M. Golby and A. W. Purdue , The Civilisation of the Crowd: Popular Culture in England 1750–1900 (1984) , Tim Harris (ed.), Popular Culture in England, c.1500–1850 (1995) , Barry Reay , Popular Cultures in England, 1500–1750 (1998) , Alexander Fenton , The Shape of the Past: Essays in Scottish Ethnology (2 vols, 1986 ), and David Underdown , Start of Play:...

Jewish immigrants

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Local and Family History
Length:
721 words

...after fleeing from the pogroms of Tsar Alexander III . The favourite destination was the East End of London, especially Stepney, followed by Leeds and Manchester. The Leylands district of Leeds was 85 per cent Jewish by the late 1880s, when the city had 6 000 Jews; by the eve of the First World War this number had risen to 20 000. In both London and Leeds these immigrants worked in a narrow range of jobs, especially the clothing trade, cabinet‐making, boot‐making, and retailing. (In 1884 Michael Marks opened his first Penny Bazaar in the covered market at...

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