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19th-century port

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The 19th-century port 
The 19th-century port
Docks and industry transform the Thames
Meet the people
Isambard Kingdom Brunel 
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
One of the greatest engineers in history
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Duke of Wellington
One of the finest soldiers in British history
 Duke of Wellington
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John Scott Russell 
John Scott Russell
A groundbreaking naval architect
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Charles Dickens
The greatest English novelist of the Victorian era
 Charles Dickens
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Will Thorne 
Will Thorne
One of the first trade union activists
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Why were the docks built in London during the 19th century?

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