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‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – the Poaching Ancestor of Gary Lineker

We really enjoyed watching last night’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, in which the family tree of Gary Lineker was explored. We were especially interested in the Victorian newspaper stories that contained court reports on James Pratt, Gary’s gggg-grandfather. We did a quick search for James Pratt in The Archive, and found several stories about him – one of which we’ve included below: a court report from ‘The Leicester Journal’ of September 1871. James Pratt was a

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