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ART & CRAFT

Leda and the Swan: Vandalism at the National Gallery

In 1844 a visitor to the National Gallery vandalised a painting of a voluptuous Leda. Could it be that he objected to it on moral grounds?

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SUPERNATURAL & SPIRITUAL

James and Robert Pirie of Tooting: Christian Science on Trial

When James Pirie's son Robert fell ill, a Christian Science practitioner by the name of Harold Boardman stepped in, and conventional medicine was abandoned.

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ENTERTAINMENTS & SPORT

Jerry Noon, Victorian Pugilist: Part Three: From the Boxing Ring to Lambeth Cemetery

The boxer Jerry Noon, unbeaten in eight professional fights between 1849 and 1854, is buried in a lion grave in Lambeth Cemetery in Tooting.

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ENTERTAINMENTS & SPORT

Jerry Noon, Victorian Pugilist: Part Two: Life and Career

Jerry Noon, the boxer known as The Unbought and Undefeated, fought eight professional fights between 1849 and 1854. He was never beaten.