Dolores Ibarruri, 'La Pasionaria', (1895-1989)
Photographic portrait of Dolores Ibarruri, the Spanish politician and propagandist, pictured in 1936. She was better known as 'La Pasionaria', a pseudonym gained while writing for a miner's newspaper, 'El Minero Vizcaino', in the 1910's. When the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, Ibarruri became chief propagandist for the Republican Government, giving many memorable speeches, including 'The fascists shall not pass. No pasaran'.
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Notebook and wig of Justice Hawkins
A notebook and wig once belonging to the English Judge, Justice Hawkins (Henry Hawkins, 1st Baron Brampton), given to Horatio William Bottomley, Liberal MP, following an unsuccessful prosecution for fraud. According to Bottomley, Justice Hawkins shook his hand, said he was the ablest advocate he had ever listened to, and handed him the notebook and wig. The entry in the notebook is dated 1893, and contains the names of Horatio Bottomley, Sir Henry Isaacs, Joseph Isaacs and Charles Dollman -- all directors of a company called the Hansard Publishing Union, which failed, owing money to its shareholders and investors. Bottomley made several court appearances as a defendant in libel and fraud cases, and frequently acted for himself. He was also a financier, swindler, journalist and newspaper proprietor. He founded the Financial Times and the magazine John Bull. In 1912 he was forced into bankruptcy, which meant that he had to leave parliament.
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The Sun newspaper office
30 Bouverie Street, London, home of the News of the World newspaper and also The Sun following its purchase by Rupert Murdoch in 1969. The premises were closed in January 1986 when both newspapers moved to Wapping, East London. Date: 1970s
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