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February 1969 afforded a spot of skiing for Nottingham residents. Photographer: Nottingham Post, courtesy: Nottingham Local Studies photographic collection

How British people weathered exceptionally cold winters

Food shortages, festivities and far-off fighting – Britain's coldest winters were among its most memorable.
By the 17th century, wealthy Britons were already experiencing the delights of expensive sugar confections. Wikimedia Commons

How England became the ‘sweetshop of Europe’

The story of the growth of Britain's sugar trade can tell us a lot about the development of capitalism and the slave trade.

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