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Family history expert Steve Thomas uncovers the reason Phyllis Weinberg, aged 30, died in Colney Hatch Asylum 
Plus: Richard III reburial service takes place; Bexley parish records hit the web; Psychiatric hospital collection grows
More than 250,000 parish records from the London Borough of Bexley have joined Ancestry, revealing baptisms, marriages and burials dating back to the 16th century
Fascinating political stories from The National Archives are unearthed in Michael Portillo's State Secrets, plus gruesome medical tales in Drills, Dentures and Dentistry: An Oral History  
Military expert Phil Tomaselli reveals the reason why reader Gill Smith's grandfather Aubrey John Smith left the Army in 1916 
Plus: ScotlandsPeople releases 1865 Valuation Rolls; Electrical engineers of WW1 and WW2 revealed; Bedlam hospital records hit the web
Join Channel 4 presenters Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy for live coverage of Sunday's Richard III procession through Leicestershire
Findmypast's latest record release includes details of patients and staff at Bethlem Royal Hospital, spanning nearly 250 years
Researchers with Swedish roots could benefit from free access to one of the country’s leading online family history resources this weekend
Genealogist Paul Blake helps reader Martin Clements with a query regarding his disabled aunt, who went into service at the age of 25
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