From Cromwell to Kipling and Ennis, a new 'patriotic' test on Britishness for migrantsGone are questions about public transport, credit cards and job interviewsNew Life in the UK test draws on British culture, history and traditionsIncluded are William the Conqueror, the Reformation and Rudyard Kipling By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 12:59 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:29 GMT, 28 January 2013 Migrants who hope to become British citizens will have to learn about 1066 and all that under new citizenship tests, ministers said yesterday. They will be examined on their knowledge of William the Conqueror, the Reformation, Oliver Cromwell and Rudyard Kipling in a reformed version of the tests that must be passed before qualifying for a passport. But some names familiar to schoolchildren will be missed out of the tests developed by the Home Office
The black Florence Nightingale and the making of a PC myth: One historian explains how Mary Seacole's story never stood upClaims of her achievements have been hugely oversold for political reasons, says leading historian'Seacole was not a pioneer nurse, she didn't call herself a nurse'Contrary to accounts, Seacole was never awarded a Crimea Medal | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 31 December 2012 Pioneer Mary Seacole was voted greatest Black Briton but are people misguided She is regarded as our greatest black Briton, a woman who did more to advance the cause of nursing – and race relations – than almost any other individual. On the Crimea's bloody battlefields, she is said to have saved the lives of countless wounded soldiers and nursed them to health in a clinic paid for out of her own pocket
SAS hero wins fight to be at home with family but now he wants return to frontline Sergeant Danny Nightingale was jailed for 18 months for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunitionAppeal Court reduced sentence to 12 months suspended – allowing him to return homeSoldier could be deployed to Helmand if he rejoins Duke of Lancashire's Regiment | UPDATED: 08:53 GMT, 3 December 2012 SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale could be back on the Afghan frontline within months. He is determined to return to the Special Forces regiment after winning a legal battle last week.
SAS hero walks free…