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Nelson Mandela and his then wife Winnie saluting well-wishers as he leaves Victor Verster prison, February 11th, 1990. Mandela spent 27 years incarcerated as a political prisoner of South Africa’s apartheid regime. Photograph: Ulli Michel/Reuters
Nelson Mandela - a timeline

July 18th, 1918 - Born Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela near Qunu, in Transkei (now Eastern Cape), the youngest son of a counsellor to the chief of his Th(...)

Illustration from 
Harper’s Weekly 
‘Reflecting a weariness on the part of north Americans towards the waves of distressed humanity generated by the Famine in Ireland’

He was just nine and his sister all of 10 years old when they boarded the Liverpool ship. Imagine the mind-state of Dick and Honora Dowling as (...)

He started and so he finished, in first place. Irish man Aidan McQuade swept to victory on the BBC Mastermind programme with a total of (...)

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