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Dermot Turing given Polish honour

Dermot Turing given Polish honour

The Republic of Poland today awarded Dermot Turing, nephew of the Second World War cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the Knight Cross of the Order of Merit, for his work on the history of the Polish eniga breakers, led by Marian Rejewski, on which his uncle built at Bletchley Park.

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5 July 2020

La Mujer Que Salvaba a Los Niños

La Mujer Que Salvaba a Los Niños

Save the Children hosts the launch of The Spanish edition of The Woman Who Saved the Children

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20 February 2020

Joely Richardson narrates the audiobook of The Woman Who Saved the Children

Joely Richardson narrates the audiobook of The Woman Who Saved the Children

What a laugh narrating the preface to The Woman Who Saved the Children before Joely Richardson got stuck in with the main recording!

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9 October 2019

Andante Travel / Historical Trips

Andante Travel / Historical Trips

Clare leads her fourth historical trip. Follow in the footsteps on SOE agents Krystyna Skarbek/Christine Granville, Noor Inayat Khan, Eileen Nearne, Lilian Rolfe and Pearl Witherington in London, Paris and rural France.

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20 September 2019

Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Granville, The Spy Who Loved, gets one step closer to receiving an English Heritage Blue Plaque after Clare’s campaign is supported by the Sunday Times.

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18 August 2019

History on Newsnight with Kirsty Wark

History on Newsnight with Kirsty Wark

As Russia asks the west to reconsider how Second World War history is remembered, I talk about how history is always being re-presented and each nation has its own version of the past to tell.

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16 June 2019

D-Day 75 years on commemorations

D-Day 75 years on commemorations

Commentating with Hugh Edwards at the D-Day 75 commemorations for the BBC

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5 June 2019

Bronze bust of Eglantyne Jebb  unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall

Bronze bust of Eglantyne Jebb unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall

To mark the centenary of Save the Children, I was delighted to help unveil a new bronze bust of Eglantyne Jebb, founder of the charity and subject of The Woman Who Saved the Children, at the Royal Albert Hall. It was sculpted by Ian Wolter, who donated his time, and the cost of the bronze […]

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22 May 2019

Helena Bonham Carter and Joely Richardson star in The Woman Who Saved the Children…

Helena Bonham Carter and Joely Richardson star in The Woman Who Saved the Children…

Save the Children’s centenary was marked with a gala performance of a scene from Eglantyne’s life, scripted by Charlotte Bogard Macleod from my book, and performed at London’s magnificent Roundhouse Theatre.

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8 May 2019

Ellesmere remembers Eglantyne Jebb

Ellesmere remembers Eglantyne Jebb

Eglantyne Jebb’s hometown, beautiful Ellesmere in Shropshire, has honoured her with new town signs…

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2 May 2019