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    (At least I think I can just about get away with saying Holland – I'm on a train moving into the non-Holland part of The Netherlands.)But hello and good morning. My name is MJ (short for Marjolein) and you might say I'm a long-time listener, first-time caller. As you may have gathered from my name, I'm Dutch. But I have always been a bit of an anglophile. I was probably the only one in my class who took our teacher's advice to heart and started listening to the BBC World Service. (It's a gateway drug, I tell you!)After that, I studied history at University (specialising in much more recent times than BHP is currently covering), but never did anything with it professionally. I've worked for insurers and am now with a bank. Inbetween I had a spell at sub-editing and then editing an (association) football magazine. That's all I can think of right now, or at least all that's somewhat relevant to this podcast and forum. If you want to know more, all you have to do is ask!

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    Hi MJ!  Thank you so much for supporting the project!What time frame did you specialize in?  Also, now that I know a magazine editor is following the show, I'm going to have to be much more careful with my grammar and syntax. ;)Welcome to the community!

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    Don't worry, the editing was in Dutch anyway. I specialised in very recent history, from 1870 onwards – but that was mostly because they wouldn't let me tackle something as broad as BHP.

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