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The stories below are based on the lives of real people from the past. Read Dick Whittington to discover more about the life and times of a medieval trader and famous Lord Mayor of London . Packed Off to Work In America follows the lives of three orphan boys who are sent to Virginia . Sailors takes a close look at the lives of ex-seamen and their families who had fallen on hard times in the City.


Dick Whittington, c.1350-1423
Packed off to Work in America, 1684
Sailors, c.1771-1772
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