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Sep 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The incredible buildings that survived the Great Fire of London
Tomorrow is the 350th anniversary of the start of the Great Fire of London. The conflagration, which started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner - the baker of Charles II - in the early hours of Sunday 2nd September 1666, consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Everything you know about 17th-century London is wrong
Of all eras, the 17th century seems to have generated more mistruths than most. This was a period that saw the beginnings of the press (newspapers), the first stirrings of scientific discourse and London's great chroniclers such as Pepys, Evelyn... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 31st, 2016 by personal touch last post
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Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?
Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy? Alicia Chang, The Associated Press First posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 01:43 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 31st, 2016 by DaSleeper last post
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Coffee, plague and the Great Fire
With this Friday being the 350th anniversary of the start of the Great Fire, Nick Rennison looks at what life was like in Restoration London... Coffee, plague and the Great Fire: the pleasures and perils of Restoration London What was life like for... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Historical and interesting photos POPULAR!
40 Must-See Photos From The Past | Bored Panda example: Dudes had them an 1893 snowball fight: ... (by Locutus)
Aug 30th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Drinking schnapps with the Red Baron's relatives
The families of the Red Baron and the first two British pilots he killed will meet to mark the centenary of the deaths and toast to the soldiers' memory. On 17 September 1916, Englishman Lionel Morris, 19, and Tom Rees, 21, of Wales, became the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 30th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed
Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 11:51 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 28th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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7 things you (probably) didnít know about Queen Victoria
Here are seven things you might not know about Britain's second-longest-reigning monarch... 7 things you (probably) didnt know about Queen Victoria ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 28th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 intriguing spies from the Tudor Era
They were from the Tudor Era (1485-1603), they were spies, they were intriguing, and there are ten of them.... 10 Intriguing Spies From The Tudor Era Debra Kelly August 13, 2016 Listverse Political intrigue and espionage are nothing new.... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 Strange And Interesting Facts About Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin, the brilliant naturalist whose works on the theory of evolution single-handedly founded modern biology, is one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. Revered by many and despised by some, his massive influence strongly remains in many... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Ungern last post
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Moving Abu Simbel
back when we were doing some pretty extraordinary sh!t. HCDQikYVnCA Moving Abu Simbel - National Geographic (by Locutus)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Burnswark's bloody Roman history becomes clearer
There's growing evidence that a landmark flat-topped hill in Dumfries and Galloway was the site of the first major battle of the Roman invasion of Scotland. Archaeologists have been trying for 300 years to assess the role of Burnswark in the Roman... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The 10 worst Britons in history
The BBCs nationwide poll in 2002 to discover who the public thought was the greatest Briton of all (winner: Winston Churchill) was a huge success. But who was the worst Briton? York  Membery asks 10 leading historians who they believe had the most malign... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 26th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Did the Etruscans follow a fertility cult?
It was a powerful and sophisticated ancient Italian civilisation that had threatened to squash the fledgling Roman state just as it was starting to emerge. But little now remains of the Etruscan civilisation that had flourished across much of... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 26th, 2016 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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Was Blackbeard a GOOD guy?
Blackbeard - the world's most infamous pirate - wasn't a bloodthirsty villain after all but a good guy who never killed anyone, it has been claimed. Historian Colin Woodward says for three centuries Blackbeard has also been given the wrong name... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 25th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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Underwater expedition off California reveals sunken warship
Underwater expedition off California reveals sunken warship THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 07:19 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 25th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Remains of 17th Century Scottish child soldiers will NOT be sent home
The remains of Scottish prisoners of war who died after being captured by Oliver Cromwell's troops nearly 400 years ago will not be reburied north of the border. The skeletons of between 17 and 28 people - some as young as 13-years-old - were... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The mystery slabs found under Neolithic rubbish dump
A mysterious stone structure that could be among the oldest buildings in Scotland has been unearthed beneath the remains of a Neolithic rubbish dump. Archaeologists discovered the huge stone slabs, some more than 13 feet (4m) long, while... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Mad Jack' Churchill
bad. ass. IT IS NOT RECORDED what the German commander said when he learned that one of his men had been spitted by a broad-head arrow It was May 1940, and the German officers unit was attacking toward a village called lEpinette, near... (by Locutus)
Aug 24th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Luxury villa found in Somerset may have housed a Roman billionaire
The ruins of a luxurious Roman 'Beckingham Palace' have been discovered in the Somerset countryside. Experts believes the palatial house would have been home to an ancient VIP in the 5th century who would have been as rich as David Beckham. They... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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10 great misconceptions of the English Civil War
It was an accidental war. It was fought by gentlemen. Cromwell was the key to victory Here are 10 myths of the seismic 17th-century conflict... 10 great misconceptions of the Civil War ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Are these the severed locks of the Bounty mutineers?
Seven locks of hair found stuffed in a rusty tobacco tin could belong to the sailors behind the most infamous mutiny in British history, experts believe. The severed pigtails could have been taken from the traitorous crew of the HMS Bounty,... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Is Stonehenge an 'ancient computer'?
The mystique of the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge has long stoked peoples imaginations. Theories as to what the Neolithic monument was used for include everything from a burial site to a place of healing. But a team of Australian researchers... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Mary Iís phantom pregnancy
The first queen of England in her own right, Mary I (reigned 19 July 1553 to 17 November 1558 ) was known as 'Bloody Mary' for her brutal persecution of Protestants. But she is also remembered for her phantom pregnancy of 1555. Perhaps a result of the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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500-ft long stone bunker used by the British is rediscovered in India
A forgotten British-era bunker has been discovered under a governor's residence in Mumbai (Bombay) decades after it was sealed off. The 500-ft long underground shelter was used when India was under colonial British rule, and it reopened this month... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Was Queen Victoria a 'sexless old bag'?
Dour, sexless, perpetually unamused Queen Victoria has had a notoriously bad press since her death in 1901. Yet according to A.N. Wilson, the historical adviser to new ITV drama Victoria, this reputation is not only wide of the mark, it was deliberate... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Ancient Egyptian tool found in Derbyshire wardrobe
An Ancient Egyptian tool has been found in a wardrobe. The 4,500-year-old wooden maul, or mallet, used by Egyptian craftsmen, had been stored in the wardrobe in Derbyshire to protect it from sunlight. It was originally discovered during World... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 20th, 2016 by talloola last post
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Oddest Olympic moments in history even put Rio's green swimming pool in the shade
Viewers were left astonished by the mysterious, emerald-green swimming pool that became a feature of the Rio Olympic Games. But those who think that this is one of the most bizarre scenes in Olympic history will have to think again. Over the 120... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 19th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin, study finds
Ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin, study finds The Associated Press First posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:52 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Rare silver coins found in Derbyshire declared treasure
Silver 12th Century coins found in a field in Derbyshire have been declared treasure by a coroner. The 10 coins were unearthed by several metal detectorists in 2014 and date from the reigns of King Stephen and King Henry II. Historians believe they... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 19th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum
Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum Phuong Le, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 01:32 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 17th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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World's first pyramid... in KAZAKHSTAN
A previously unknown Egyptian-style pyramid has been found in a remote area of the Kazakhstan steppe some 3,900 miles northeast of Cairo. The structure is now substantially in ruins but it is believed that it was a lookalike of the famous Pyramid... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman jewellery is found near a site linked to King Arthur
A copper brooch that could be up to 2,000-years-old has been discovered close to a site linked to the legendary King Arthur. The piece of jewellery is thought to date back to the Romano-British period while the country was under Roman rule. Some ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The hunt for the Tudor hitman
In 1536, a London merchant was gunned down with a lethal new weapon in a killing that bore all the hallmarks of a professional hit. But who pulled the trigger, and why? Derek Wilson investigates... The hunt for the Tudor hitman ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 14th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Mystery bones from ancient Greece may be a teenager sacrificed to Zeus
Mystery bones from ancient Greece may be a teenager sacrificed to Zeus The ancient Greeks and Romans wrote grisly legends about Mount... (by SLM)
Aug 13th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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NASA model suggests Venus could have hosted life millions of years ago
NASA model suggests Venus could have hosted life millions of years ago Postmedia Network and The Washington Post First posted: Friday,... (by spaminator)
Aug 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stone Age bones of Britain's last tribe of hunter-gatherers are discovered
Archaeologists have identified rare human bones as the remains of Britain's last hunter-gatherers on a small island in the Inner Hebrides. There is a surprising absence of human remains from the Late Mesolithic era which came just prior to the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'New Stonehenge' at Durrington Walls 'had no standing stones'
A 4,500-year-old monument experts thought was "another Stonehenge" is now understood to have not contained any standing stones at all. Archaeologists digging at Durrington Walls - about two miles from Stonehenge - said they now believed the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Who was Leonidas, Michael Phelps's ancient rival?
Michael Phelps has broken a 2,000-year-old Olympic record by surpassing the 12 individual titles won by Leonidas of Rhodes. Who was this athlete whose record has taken two millennia to beat, asks Jon Kelly? Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2016 by taxslave last post
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2 1-cent coins from early US sell for combined $869,500
2 1-cent coins from early US sell for combined $869,500 Delara Shakib, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:58 AM... (by spaminator)
Aug 12th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Greenland shark now oldest living animal with backbone
Greenland shark now oldest living animal with backbone Seth Borenstein, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 03:27 PM... (by spaminator)
Aug 12th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Parkas might saved Neanderthals from extinction, university study
Parkas might saved Neanderthals from extinction, university study Terri Theodore, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016... (by spaminator)
Aug 11th, 2016 by pgs last post
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New study suggests route of first humans to North America was not Western Canada
New study suggests route of first humans to North America was not Western Canada Bill Graveland, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Wednesday,... (by spaminator)
Aug 11th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Unsporting conduct at the Olympics
Each of the 206 nations taking part in the Rio Olympics must respect the right of athletes to compete for team places, regardless of age, disability, gender and race. But there was a time when these rights were anything but respected, explains... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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A rail revolution: Dan Snow on the meteoric rise of British railways
Dan Snow talks to Rob Attar about how the ground-breaking rise of the railways reshaped British society and ultimately undermined the empire... A rail revolution: Dan Snow on the meteoric rise of British railways Dan Snow talks to Rob Attar about... (by Blackleaf)