John Lilburne was one of the most prominent Levellers. The Levellers campaigned for a radical shake-up of England's political system and Lilburne was the movement's most famous member. To his supporters, John Lilburne was 'Free-born John'. John Lilburne was born in 1615. His family were reasonably well off and were from the lesser gentry.
Paul Willis is a British sociologist. Willis was born in Wolverhampton and studied at Birmingham and Cambridge universities. Paul Willis is a leading British cultural theorist. He was a Professor of Social/Cultural Ethnography at Keele University. His most famous book entitled “Learning to labour” was a series of observations and interviews in a school, which was created to discover why working class children get working class jobs.
Group 11, Fighter Command, played the most decisive part in the Battle of Britain. Group 11 bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe attacks and as a result suffered the highest number of casualties. Group 11 was commanded by Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park and had its headquarters at Uxbridge. Group 11 covered southeast England, which included the protection of London.
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Pigeons played a vital part in World War One as they proved to be an extremely reliable way of sending messages. Such was the importance of pigeons that over 100,000 were used in the war with an astonishing success rate of 95% getting through to their destination with their message. French soldier with pigeons carried on his back Pigeons were used extensively in World War One.
During his career Cardinal Wolsey made many enemies. Many nobles were keen to see Wolsey's departure from government in 1529 and his death in 1530. There is little doubt that Wolsey was a very able man but most of his effort seemed to be concentrated on building up his vast personal fortune and expanding his own power base at the expense of others.