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Oct 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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15th Century child's shoe found in Devon
An excavation in Devon has turned up a child’s shoe which could be hundreds of years old. Archaeologists carrying out a dig in the heart of Newton Abbot were stunned when they came across the ancient footwear. The leather shoe, which has been... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 14th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Hastings prepares for 950th anniversary of historic battle
Thousands of people are expected to descend on East Sussex to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Battle Abbey, widely accepted as the site of one of the most famous events in British history, is the focus for a weekend of events.... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 14th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'England's darling' and Scotland's saint
The siblings who continued the English royal line after the Battle of Hastings, which took place 950 years ago today.... 'England's darling' and Scotland's saint By Trevor Timpson BBC News 14 October 2016 ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 13th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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What if Harold II won the Battle of Hastings?
We may not know exactly how England's King Harold II died at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but die he certainly did, in spite of later rumours that he fled and became a hermit. But what if it had been Duke William's lifeless body stretched out on... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 11th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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From 1066 via the B1052: On the march to mark the 950th anniversary of Hastings
A Saxon army is marching through the medieval market town of Saffron Walden, travel-weary and weather-beaten after a long fortnight on the road. King Harold II and his warriors are advancing on the Sussex coast and the most famous battle in... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 11th, 2016 by Walter last post
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30 Years Ago Eugene Hasenfus Was Captured
Hasenfus a “father” and “common citizen” who himself was a victim of the “irrational and unjust policy of the U.S. administration.” Thirty years ago , a complete unknown sprang into the international limelight. His name was Eugene Hasenfus. Shot down... (by tay)
Oct 10th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Why the New Silk Roads Terrify Washington
Divide and rule those hostile rivals Well, things havent changed much since Dr. Zbig Grand Chessboard Brzezinski dreaming in the late 1990s of a Chinese fragmentation from within, all the way to Obamas 2015 National Security Strategy, which is... (by darkbeaver)
Oct 10th, 2016 by tay last post
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Selfie gone wrong: Man allegedly knocks over 126-year-old statue
Selfie gone wrong: Man allegedly knocks over 126-year-old statue Reuters First posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 01:59 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Oct 10th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Nazi super-cows and defamed Gods: 7 strange and forgotten moments in history
Jem Duducu shines a light on some of the wonderfully strange and overlooked moments in history. Here, he rounds up seven of his favourites Nazi super-cows and defamed Gods: 7 strange and forgotten moments in history ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Winston, we hardly knew thee
British-Indian Holocaust Churchill is our hero because of his leadership in World War 2, but his immense crimes, notably the WW2 Bengali Holocaust, the 1943-1945 Bengal Famine in... (by darkbeaver)
Oct 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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History Explorer: The Anarchy
Between 1135 and 1154, a civil war known today as The Anarchy raged in England. It was a struggle for the throne between King Stephen and his cousin Matilda. Professor David Crouch and Charlotte Hodgman visit Wallingford Castle in Oxfordshire, which... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 8th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Dog tooth found near Stonehenge 'evidence of earliest journey' in Britain
Taking the dog for a walk seems like a tradition as old as time itself. But now we are one step closer to finding out exactly when the special connection between a man and his dog began. Archaeologists have found evidence of the oldest known... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 7th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Scientists announce discovery of Brazilís largest dinosaur
Scientists announce discovery of Brazils largest dinosaur THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, October 06, 2016 08:41 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Oct 6th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Where history happened: the Tudor navy
The rise of the Tudor navy and eight places related to it... Where history happened: the Tudor navy ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 5th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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When Did Our Elites Become Self-Serving Parasites?
When Did Our Elites Become Self-Serving Parasites? Posted on October 4, 2016 by Charles Hugh Smith When did our financial and political elites become self-serving parasites? Some will answer that elites have always been self-serving parasites; as... (by darkbeaver)
Oct 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Lemons and limeys: The man who helped to cure scurvy
James Lind is remembered as the man who helped to conquer a killer disease. His reported experiment on board a naval ship in 1747 showed that oranges and lemons were a cure for scurvy. But why did the Royal Navy, which celebrates the tercentenary... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stoke-on-Trent: Did the Romans make pottery there?
The Staffordshire city of Stoke-on-Trent, also known as the Potteries, has been a production centre for ceramics for 300 years, but does its creative heritage stretch back to Roman times? Stoke-on-Trent: Did the Romans make pottery there? 3... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 3rd, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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You gouty-legged ninnycock!
You would probably get a confused look in todays world if you called someone tarse or nippy, but it would have caused plenty of trouble centuries ago. Thats because the unusual terms are among Britains best long-lost swear words, which also... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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UK's largest Iron Age monument found at Skipsea Castle
The largest Iron Age earthwork in Britain has been identified at the former site of a Norman castle. The mound at Skipsea Castle in East Yorkshire is 278ft (85m) in diameter and 42ft (13m) high. It was thought to be part of a Norman motte and bailey... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 2nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Bronze Age burial includes a complete pressed flower
A 3,000-year-old pressed flower is among finds within an 'absolutely jaw-dropping' Late Bronze Age hoard unearthed In Lancashire. The thistle appears to have been deliberately placed into the hollow end of an axe handle and buried with various objects,... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Cheshire treasure hunter finds rare Roman pendant
An amateur treasure hunter has found a rare 2,000-year-old Roman pendant in a field in a Cheshire village. Luke Sansom was searching with a metal detector in Farndon, near Chester and the Welsh border, when he stumbled across the silver piece. Made ... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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How the newly-invented ballpoint pen helped win World War II
How did Biro invent the Biro and how did it prove helpful during World War II? Who was Ladislao Josť Biro, how did he invent the ballpoint pen and how did it help in World War II? Cara McGoogan 29 September 2016 The Telegraph You may not... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 29th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Nelson: 10 days that created a legend
Ten moments in Admiral Lord Nelson's life that propelled him to greatness... Nelson: 10 days that created a legend ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 28th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Anglastan----------------England
See: Ancient Hindu Towns and Temples in England Another very strong indication is that the English termination shire is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit... (by darkbeaver)
Sep 28th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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200-year-old pub with untouched bottles of brandy is uncovered
There cannot be many bars where bottles of alcohol have remained unopened for decades at a time. But the remains of a 200-year-old public house have been unearthed in a busy city centre - complete with untouched bottles of brandy. Archaeologists ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 27th, 2016 by taxslave last post
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Parks Canada confirms ship found in Arctic was Franklinís HMS Terror
Parks Canada confirms ship found in Arctic was Franklins HMS Terror Bob Weber, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Monday, September 26, 2016... (by spaminator)
Sep 26th, 2016 by gopher last post
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What Harlem New York Looked Like In 1939
LiveLeak OP intro: I put this collection of public domain footage together from a series off film that was taken for but was not used for a documentary called 'Metropolis 1939'. These bits show the New York... (by Locutus)
Sep 26th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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History's big numbers
BBC History Magazine has asked eight historians to share some surprising statistics from their fields of expertise – from the Roman empire to the Second World War… History’s big numbers Think that numbers should be left to accountants? Then think... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 26th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Roman man had to be 'bent double' to fit into his coffin
Archaeologists have discovered the perfectly preserved skeleton of a Roman man who had to be squeezed into a stone coffin after blundering undertakers made it too small for him. The feet of the dead male, found in a quarry in Dorset, had to be... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 26th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Elizabethan theatres and bear-baiting pits get protected status
The archaeological remains of two Elizabethan playhouses, including the theatre in which Shakespeare's Hamlet was first performed, have been protected. The Theatre, in Hackney, north east London, and the Hope, Bankside, central London, were the... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stamford Bridge - and five more British battles you should know more about
Six British battles you should know about if you don't.... Stamford Bridge - and five more British battles you should know more about ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2016 by MHz last post
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How did two Chinese skeletons find their way into a Roman cemetery in London?
They were two powerful, ancient empires separated by more than 5,000 miles of imposing mountain ranges, barren desert and exposed steppe grasslands. Yet a collection of seemingly unremarkable bones discovered in a Roman cemetery in London has... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2016 by MHz last post
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Accidental explosions: gunpowder in Tudor and Stuart London
Accidental explosions were an ever-present threat in Tudor and Stuart London, as Stephen Porter explains... Accidental explosions: gunpowder in Tudor and Stuart London ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 23rd, 2016 by Walter last post
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A History Lesson
A HISTORY LESSON; Conservative vs. Liberals – Papa Mike (by Walter)
Sep 22nd, 2016 by Topkek last post
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This day 2496 years ago, Western civilisation began at Salamis
Western civilisation does not have an official birthday. Not like Archbishop Usshers famous declaration that the creation of the world occurred in 4004 BC, on Saturday the 22nd of October, in the late evening. If the West had a birthday,... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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2,000 year old shoe looks like an Adidas Predator
Archaeologists were left stunned when they uncovered a 2,000 year old shoe which has an uncanny resemblance to an Adidas Predator football boot. The small black shoe was discovered at a Roman fort in Northumberland. The distinctive ridges on the... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 20th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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What ever happened to Churchill's vision?
"This gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance, and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship. I like to think of British and Americans moving about freely over each other's wide estates with hardly a sense of being... (by Machjo)
Sep 20th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at famous burial site
Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace near one of Britain's best known finds. Archaeologists have been studying an area at Rendlesham in Suffolk, about four miles (6km) from the Sutton Hoo burial site. Faye Minter,... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 18th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Blitz, 1940/1941.
The Blitz Blitz was the sustained and intensive bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 17th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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IsraŽl violates the cease-fire in syria and loses two planes
ISRAňL VIOLATES THE CEASE-FIRE IN SYRIA AND LOSES TWO PLANES Tags: ISRAEL RUSSIA/UKRAINEOn 13 September 2016, at 1 a.m., although the cease-fire had just come into force, the IsraŽli aviation attempted to destroy a combat ... (by darkbeaver)
Sep 17th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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History Of Toryism and Religion and It's Defenders
The year is 1813. A young Church of England priest named John Strachan is on the frontlines of a military conflict, determined to stand by King and Country in the face of invasion. The city of York is fallen as the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada and... (by tay)
Sep 17th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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500-year-old kiln could shed light on construction of Henry VIII's Palace of Beaulieu
A mysterious hole in the ground could be the 500-year-old kiln of a fearsome Tudor king famed for his lavish banquets. Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the kiln used in the construction of King Henry VIII's Palace of Beaulieu. Researchers... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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How to send a letter in medieval England
There was no postal service in 15th century England. So how did letters arrive at their destination? How to send a letter in medieval England ... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Bronze Age settlement found in roadworks
A "very unusual" Middle Bronze Age settlement has been found by archaeologists working along the route of Norwich's new northern bypass. Evidence has been unearthed in Horsford including artefacts such as pottery, flint and a complete spindle... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 15th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Amelia Earhart didn't die in a plane crash, investigator says
Amelia Earhart didn't die in a plane crash, investigator says Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post First posted: Thursday, September 15,... (by spaminator)