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‘Courage and Devotion to Duty’ – Remembering Jane Haining

Scottish missionary Jane Mathison Haining (6 June 1897 to 17 July 1944) was one of the only, if not the only, Scot to die during the course of the Holocaust, as she refused to leave her post in Budapest upon the outbreak of war and the subsequent invasion of Hungary by the Wehrmacht. In this special blog, we will tell the story of Jane Haining, the quiet daughter of a farmer from Dumfriesshire, who was subsequently honoured as Righteous Among

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‘The Reported Meeting Between Livingstone and Stanley’ – October 1871

The bicentenary of David Livingstone’s birth With the bicentenary of David Livingstone’s birth taking place today, we thought we’d post an Archive story about the mill worker who became one of the world’s most famous missionaries and explorers. So we’ve posted below one of the first newspaper reports of his historic meeting with the journalist, Henry Morton Stanley. The story of their meeting was front page news in 1872 (it took several months for the news to reach the UK), and

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