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'Cabbage gelders and mantraps'


This Sunday is census night when we are all enjoined to tell the authorities who is under our roof and what they do. Cambridge historian Dr Peter Kitson considers census documents going back from 1911 to 1379 and the unique, and sometimes quirky, insights they give into British life.

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