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The Perwich School
In the 17th century, the Perwich school was one of the biggest and most renowned girls’ schools in the London area and the country. The school taught girls from middling and elite families how to be accomplished and successful wives, mothers, and women in their own right.
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The First Jigsaw Puzzle, 1762
On this spot, between brothels and drug addicts, John Spilsbury invented the first ‘Dissected Puzzle’. It was intended to educate upper-class children, but it found its greatest hour in the Great Depression of the 1930s.