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Feb 29th, 2008
Henry VIII is buried where?!
He is one of the most famous kings of England, remembered for marrying six times, for breaking with the papacy in Rome and establishing the Church of England. A king of this magnitude, then, surely enjoyed a regal burial and was laid to rest in the...
15 hours ago by Cliffy
Rare Tudor gun shield used to protect Henry VIII to go to auction
An incredibly rare Tudor shield once used by King Henry VIII and his men has been put up for sale at auction for 50,000. The remarkable 'gun shield' dates back to the 16th century were used by the king's bodyguards to protect the monarch. The metal...
Britain's 'Neolithic Brexit' revealed
The birth of British identity began 5,000 years ago when the country found itself secluded from the continent in a late Neolithic Brexit archaeologists believe. A new study suggests that monuments like Stonehenge and Avebury acted like prehistoric...
1 day ago by Walter
63 years ago today
June 6, 1944 resulted in the loss of many thousands of lives on both sides of the conflict in WWII. The result of the war has been the longest stretch of relative peace that Europe has seen for hundreds of years.
Party like it's 1999BC
Ancient Britons travelled to huge feasts near Stonehenge from all over the country more than 4,000 years ago, experts have found. It...
Makeover reveals Tudor building's secrets
A bricked-up window containing 15th Century glass and a Georgian baker's oven have been found during restoration work on a city's "hidden gem". ...
2 weeks ago by Never
This planet is not big enough for all the ideas, we should take another, beforfe it's too late. Let's obey God and multiply, it'sw promiced us everlasting fire wood, where's the objection, I can't think of...
The day they found a Viking martyr in a hole in a wall
Exactly 100 years ago what are believed to be the bones of St Magnus were rediscovered in the cathedral built in his honour in Orkney. They were originally the centrepiece of a shrine at the twelfth century church in Kirkwall. It is thought the...
4 weeks ago by MHz
South African History 1652 -1902
In 1815 tyhe Banker took over the industries of England as well as their Bank. From that moment on they were 'servants of the Bankers'. As such they are a buffer between the Bankers and the 'abuse of the locals'. Jews ran South Africa until there wars...
Socialist by Vietnam
Officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the 15th most populous country in the world....
The better stylos
Fascism - Meanwhile by France also then Japan by WW2. Capitalism - Western World Country the United Kingdom. Communism - Ancient the nation of the Soviet Union. Feminism - Anti racism like communists. Democracy - Does not work in my flavor...
Mar 17th, 2019 by MHz
Anglo-Saxon gold pendant declared treasure
An Anglo-Saxon gold pendant, found near a site where a similar item worth 145,000 was dug up, probably belonged to a woman of "high social status". ...
Saxon brooch fragment declared treasure
A "well loved" Saxon brooch fragment has been declared as treasure. The piece, discovered by detectorists in Shropshire, dates from the 8th...
Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires' list released this week. With an estimated fortune of $131bn (99bn) he is the wealthiest man in modern history. ...
Mary, Queen of Scots, documents found
A group of documents believed to have been signed by Mary, Queen of Scots, have come to light at the Museum of Edinburgh after decades spent unseen. ...
English Civil War cannonball found in castle wall
A "small football-sized" cannonball thought to have been fired during the English Civil War has been found wedged in a wall. It was discovered during repair work at Castle Cornet in Guernsey. 'English Civil War cannonball' found in castle wall ...
8 of the nicest kings in history
Here, historian Sean Lang rounds up eight of the most affable kings in history most of whom were too nice for their own good 8...
Newly-discovered Pictish stone is a "real whopper"
The discovery of what is thought to be a Pictish stone is potentially very exciting, according to an expert. Wayne Miles, an amateur metal detectorist, found the stone carved with an eagle on land near his home outside Elgin in Moray having...
The football match stopped by the Nazis
A recently discovered football programme has shed new light on a match featuring a team of Nazi forced labourers, thought to have been thwarted by German authorities. ...