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The hatch from Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hinde, is now believed to be doing service as a table in Middle Temple, an Inn of Court, where members sign the register when they’re called to the bar to start practising as barristers.

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European missionaries arriving in Hawaii in the 19th century were shocked at the locals’ ‘nakedness’. They forced the islanders to wear western-style, cotton clothing rather than their traditional bark-cloth loincloths decorated with charcoal and berry juices.

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February 2017