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9 eccentric monarchs through history
From Nero to King George IV, historian Sean Lang rounds up nine of historys most outlandish rulers 9 eccentric monarchs through history ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 6th, 2016 by tay last post
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Last journalists leave Fleet Street
At its height, "the Street of Shame" - as it was dubbed by some - was the pinnacle of a journalist's career, with nearly every national paper and several provincial newspapers having offices within a half-mile radius. Reporters Gavin Sherriff and... (by tay)
Aug 6th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The London: Shipwreck collection to 'rival best in country'
A diver who has helped to recover "thousands of items" from a 17th Century shipwreck has said the finds "rival the best collections" in the country. The London sank off Southend-on-Sea, Essex, in 1665 and was only rediscovered in 2005. Artefacts... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Churchill on roller skates
Do you think Winston Churchill ever worried about roller-skating in Stoke Newington? Strangely enough, he did, says AD Harvey, as papers in The National Archives show... Churchill on roller skates ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Spanish Armada: England's lucky escape
Robert Hutchinson, author of The Spanish Armada, reveals how poorly Tudor England was prepared for foreign invaders in 1588... The Spanish Armada: England's lucky escape ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Has the real birthplace of King Arthur been found?
A palace has been discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall where King Arthur is believed to have been born. The palace is believed to have been built in the sixth century - around the time that the king may have lived. Archaeologists say the building may... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Mooke, fylthe and other vyle things
Faeces, dung and droppings blood, urine and slops. These words hardly conjure the drama and glamour of Shakespeares Globe or the Elizabethan court, but for the ordinary inhabitants of Tudor towns, they were an everyday fact of life... Mooke, fylthe... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Mowich last post
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ICTY Exonerates Slobodan Milosevic for War Crimes
ICTY Exonerates Slobodan Milosevic for War Crimes The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has determined that the late Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was not responsible for war... (by darkbeaver)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Walter last post
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Work to restore 'Britain's Sistine Chapel' to get undereway
Work to restore a stunning hall dubbed 'Britain's Sistine Chapel' will begin next month. The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich, south east London, decorated by James Thornhill, has been described as the 'finest dining hall in... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers
A rare and extraordinary photo album showing British troops fighting the Boer War has been made public by the descendants of an army captain who fought in the conflict. It contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Welcome to Britannia: Roman Britain in AD 130
What was Britain like in AD 130, 80 years after the Roman conquest? Bronwen Riley takes a look... Welcome to Britannia: Roman Britain in AD 130 Bronwen Riley takes the pulse of Roman Britain in AD 130 and finds that, 80 years after the conquest,... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Priceless' Roman mosaic goes on show in St Albans
A 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic will go on public display for the first time in almost half a century. Archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler discovered it in the 1930s on the site of the ancient Roman city of Verulamium, now St Albans in Hertfordshire.... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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80,000 old photos create a Google Street map of New York City in the 1800s
New York City has a long and sprawling history, but looking at the city today, it's hard to tell what it looked like in the past. Luckily, an enterprising coder has solved that problem by creating a Google Street View map for New York City for the late... (by Locutus)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Scientists reconstruct face of 18 year old farmer who died 3,700 years ago
Archaeologists have seen the face of a woman who has been dead for thousands of years in mysterious circumstances. Known as 'Ava', this Bronze Age woman died more than 3,700 years ago, but has been brought back to life in a two-dimensional image.... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 30th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Why Haiti is punished still
A Giant Step for Mankind Made in HaÔti The Bwa Kay Iman uprising against slavery By Jeant Saint-Vil Global Research, August 11, 2009 There was a time, not so long ago, when popes, kings and queens enriched themselves and built vast... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 29th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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American Vacations of the 1900s in Color
American Vacations of the 1900s in Color (by Locutus)
Jul 29th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage)
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Jul 29th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Viking family buried with their favourite board games
They were better known for the terror they instilled in the coastal populations as they pillaged their way around Britain. But it seems the Vikings may have also had a soft spot for something a little more mundane too - board games. Archaeologists ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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Aerial photos reveal Neolithic and Bronze Age remains
A Neolithic monument and a Bronze Age cemetery are some of the remains spotted from the skies by archaeologists. Historic England also discovered the remnants of a Roman military camp and medieval settlements. Aerial pictures have been made public... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Ten of the strangest jobs in the Victorian Era
Here are ten strange jobs from Victorian England... 10 Of The Strangest Jobs In The Victorian Era Geoffrey Asmus January 4, 2015 Listverse The modern world is filled with bizarre jobs, from searching through Facebook for objectionable content... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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What killed Napoleon Bonaparte?
Since his death in British custody on the island of St Helena in 1821, the claims that Napoleon Bonaparte was either murdered or spirited off the island have never completely gone away. Now, in her new ebook, Si‚n Rees examines these theories in... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 24th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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a bit of history expunged
The Russian-Horde dynasty of the Empire is mercilessly butchered. The Romanovs, the pro-Western puppets, come to take power. A harsh occupational regime is established in Russia. Serfdom is introduced effectively slavery for the greater part of the... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 Legends Of Ancient Megaliths And Stones From The British Isles
The myths and legends of ten ancient megaliths and standing stones in the British Isles, with accompanying videos... 10 Legends Of Ancient Megaliths And Stones From The British Isles Debra Kelly March 30, 2016 Listverse The standing stones and... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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How Richard IIIís skull may prove he DIDNíT kill princes
It is one of the most dramatic and controversial tales in British history how two young princes (King Edward V, 12, and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, 9) were murdered by their dastardly uncle so he could claim the throne for himself. But now a... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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On the trail of the Yorks: 8 places associated with Richard IIIís family
Here, writing for History Extra, Kristie Dean explores eight places associated with one of historys most fascinating families: the House of York... On the trail of the Yorks: 8 places associated with Richard IIIs family Richard III is the House... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 23rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Witch prison found in 15th century Scottish church
In the years before the Reformation, a small chapel in a church on the outskirts of Aberdeen had provided a quiet place for Catholic women to pray in peace. But within 30 years of the switch from Catholicism to the Protestant faith, St Mary's... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 23rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Five ways the Great Fire changed London
The Great Fire of London raged for four days in 1666, destroying much of the city and leaving some 100,000 people homeless. As the Museum of London prepares to mark the 350th anniversary of the inferno, BBC News looks at how it left a lasting... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The strange history of our daily routine
From the moment we wake in the morning, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. But when did we start cleaning our teeth and wearing underpants? And who invented the bed and the alarm clock? Greg Jenner of Horrible Histories fame... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Were these weapons a gift to the gods?
A collection of Bronze Age weapons buried as a 'gift to the gods' has been discovered in a field. Farmer Gwyn Rees had been searching a field in Vale of Glamorgan using a metal detector when he stumbled across a piece of a bronze axe head before... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 21st, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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10 Little-Known Facts About The Anglo-Saxons
There are certain facts about the Anglo-Saxons that many people overlook today. The following ten items are but a mere sampling of this forgotten history... 10 Little-Known Facts About The Anglo-Saxons Benjamin Welton June 28, 2016 Listverse ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Ten influential women executed during the reign of the Tudors
During the nearly 120 years of the Tudor dynasty (1485-1603), some notable women lost their lives due to their politics, their beliefs, and their hearts. Here are ten of them... 10 Influential Women Executed During The Reign Of The Tudors ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The Black Irish
From a careful study of Eastern records and Sabaism, the author is led to take up the position that the round towers were constructed by early Indian colonists of Ireland (the Tuath-de-danaans), in honour of the fructifying principle of nature, of... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 19th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history
They are often described as ruthless and bloodthirsty, famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. Here are right of the bloodiest emperors of Ancient Rome... The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stuart Britain: what was life like for ordinary people?
What was life like for ordinary people in Stuart Britain? Here, Andrea Zuvich, author of A Year in the Life of Stuart Britain, investigates Stuart Britain: what was life like for ordinary people? ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Remarkable' belt of a Roman soldier discovered in Leicester grave
It is an elaborate belt any modern fashionista would be proud of. Engraved with dolphins and dogs, in fact it belonged to a middle aged later Roman soldier. Archaeologists found the rare evidence near an important Roman road in Leicester. While ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Full view of Mary Rose warship revealed
A full, uninterrupted view of the Mary Rose has been unveiled after a 5.4m museum revamp. Henry VIII's flagship has undergone 34 years of conservation since it was raised from the Solent in 1982. Small viewing panels have been replaced with... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 18th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Catastrophic English: Christianity as a Vedic Cult
← Catastrophic English: English as a Dialect of Sanskrit Catastrophic English: Christianity as a Vedic Cult Posted on July 17, 2016by malagabay ... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 18th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The monarchs whose fate was determined by their sibling
The history of these islands has been littered with famous second or third, or fourth royal siblings, who for better or for worse have done much to shape the monarchy that we know today. Here are 10 of the most famous.... Sibling rivalry: Henry... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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From headless queens to phantom dogs: 9 haunted historic houses
Here are nine houses which are not only historic but are also haunted, including Smithills Hall in Bolton, my hometown... 9 haunted historic houses ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Battle of Hastings: King Harold death marker moved
A stone marking the site of King Harold's death at the Battle of Hastings has been moved to mark the 950th anniversary of his demise - to a spot about 20ft (6m) away. The marker at Battle Abbey had denoted the "official" location of the last... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Winterborne Kingston dig unearths nine Iron Age skeletons
Nine Iron Age skeletons uncovered during a dig could "completely change our understanding" of how ancient people lived, archaeologists claim. The well-preserved remains were found by Bournemouth University students during a dig at a pre-Roman... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The dark history behind India and the UK's favourite drink
This is the extraordinary story of the most ubiquitous and familiar Indian street food of the lot. I say street food, but this is actually a drink, and it is no exaggeration to say it was one of the great engines that drove the globalisation of... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 14th, 2016 by bill barilko last post
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The Only Footage of Mark Twain
The Original & Digitally Restored Films Shot by Thomas Edison The Only Footage of Mark Twain: The Original & Digitally Restored Films Shot by Thomas Edison... (by Locutus)
Jul 14th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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WW2 silk escape map dress sold
A dress made from silk maps given to RAF soldiers in WW2 to help them find a route out of enemy territory has been sold for an undisclosed sum. The dress, made from 'escape and evade' maps, is thought to be from 1945-50. WW2 silk escape map... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 14th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Britain's Pompeii' was 'Bronze Age new build' site
An ancient village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" was just a few months old when it burnt down, it has emerged. Analysis of wood used to build the settlement suggests it was only lived in for a short time before it was destroyed. Despite this,... (by Blackleaf)