After the Civil War, Texas’s sugar cane plantations were still farmed by unpaid black laborers – prisoners forced to work for free in a system called ‘convict leasing.’
An African-American burial ground uncovered at a construction site in Texas has ignited debate on how to protect black history as suburban sprawl overtakes rural areas once farmed by enslaved workers.
The skies aren’t all blue.
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Archaeology is protected as part of the planning process but the huge wave of planned house building means this is at risk.
The initials ‘ES’ on the parapets are those of Elizabeth Talbot, who built Hardwick Hall.
Women played a far greater role in designing, commissioning and building country houses, gardens and parklands than was once imagined.
Financial accountability? Transparency? Why look, there’s a plane…
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Royal finances have come under close scrutiny in recent days after the Public Accounts Committee told the royal household it must earn more and spend less – a bit like the rest of the country in an era…