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Did you know that Karl Marx holidayed frequently in St Helier from the 1850s to the 1880s? The revolutionary theorist had rather bourgeois tastes: he wrote to Engels in 1879: “We are giving up St. Aubin's [hotel] because Jessy and I have a horror of a monotonous daily lamb and mutton diet, as a result of which I have become a reluctant vegetarian over the past few days.” They moved to the Hotel de l’Europe. Workers of the world unite and demand the occasional beefsteak.

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Frederick Lonsdale | Harry Vardon | Lillie Langtry | Rosie Boycott |

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We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another - Jonathan Swift
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Battle of Halidon Hill - 1333, Sinking of the Mary Rose - 1545, The Rosetta Stone Revealed - 1799, SS Great Britain launched by Brunel - 1843, Jeffrey Archer Jailed - 2001
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