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The Immortal Game, 1851

Witness the most famous game of chess ever played – and discover the tragic downfall of its loser, Lionel Kieseritzky.

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Take your final trip on the London Necropolis Railway, which transported coffins and mourners from the city to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. Make sure to get a first-class ticket so that your body doesn’t mix with those of a lower sort.

Plague Fires

At the height of the Great Plague of London, great bonfires of rare herbs burn across the deserted city. Join Samuel Peyps in the midst of this hellish vision – a last-ditch attempt to stop the spread of disease.

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Bunhill Fields

Bunhill Fields was the burial ground for more than 123,000 nonconformists in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.